Styling is fantastic, performance falls short
August 27, 2018
I traded my Eclipse in on a Lancer to have a larger car, with about 50 less horsepower. The lancer is styled aggressively enough (to mimic big brother evo) that it doesn't portray a typical family car vibe, which can be appreciated by teenagers/younger adults. This car falls short with performance. The ES (base model trim for 2014), comes with a 2 liter, 4 cylinder engine and a CVT transmission. The car doesn't have the best acceleration, as the CVT feels clunky and as if it's struggling to move the large sedan. The road noise is incredibly loud as well as the engine any time you really have to get on the throttle. I am a die-hard mitsubishi fan, and was highly disappointed in the carelessness of design at hand with the base model lancer. If this car is for you I would recommend the trims of SE, GT, or Ralliart. Don't waste your money or time looking twice at the base model lancer, it's a disappointment.