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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer DE Sedan

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

(4 Stars)  A small car for any enthusiast

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The Lancer has come a long way since its beginnings as a unimpressive compact with bland styling and dull driving demeanor. Now It offers something for everyone. In its base configuration, it markets itself to the inexpensive entry level sedan or hatchback market and in different trims it can be a screamer. Since its redesign, the Lancer has improved its handling, styling, and power (on the top engines) One area the Lancer does not impress is in fuel economy. While the top end Ralliart model will never be selected for efficiency, it's unfortunate that the lower end models couldn't squeeze more mileage out of their small, unrefined engines.

The base engine is a 2.0 liter four cylinder, making 152HP and only 143 HP in CA. The GTS package ups the ante to a 2.4 liter four cylinder making 168 HP. Both models come standard with a 5 speed automatic with optional continuously variable transmission, or CVT. The CVT is not particularly well executed in the Lancers however, and fuel economy is 24 and 23 combined for the 2.0 and the 2.4 liter respectively.

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2010 Lancer DE Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 403 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 152 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 146 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

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'10 Mitsubishi DE Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Vehicle Information Center
Cup Holders
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Knee Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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