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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer At A Glance

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With aggressive, muscular sheetmetal that closely mimics that of the head-turning design of the one-of-a-kind, ultra-high-performance Lancer Evolution sports sedan, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is unquestionably one of the most stylish 4-doors available in its price segment.

And with four models to choose from – the very affordable Lancer DE, the well-equipped Lancer ES, the more powerful Lancer GTS (all three models featuring front-wheel drive) and the super athletic all-wheel drive Lancer Ralliart – it’s no wonder that this sports sedan is the best-selling 4-door in Mitsubishi’s expansive model lineup.

Several key changes take place across the Lancer model lineup for the 2011 model year. The Lancer DE and ES models receive a new advanced fuel-saving technology in the form of new electric assist power steering. The performance-oriented Lancer GTS and Ralliart editions now boast a convenient USB port for plugging in a memory stick or easy iPod ® access, plus this dynamic automotive duo gain Mitsubishi’s remarkable FUSE HandsFree Link System™ that allows for hands-free access to Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones, an iPod ®, or a USB drive with the use of simple voice commands.

What’s more, every 2011 Lancer model sees its highway fuel economy improve over last year’s models, with the Lancer DE & ES increasing to an impressive 33 miles per gallon.

The exceptionally well-engineered global platform underpinning the Lancer sedan has proven to be so robust in both quality and structural rigidity that this chassis serves as the foundation for not only the high-performance Lancer Evolution but also the very popular Mitsubishi Outlander crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

Though it may be low on price, consumers will be pleasantly surprised by the base Lancer DE’s standard equipment package that includes a sensuous sounding 4 speaker, 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with digital signal processor, speed compensated volume and equalization control; power door locks and windows with driver-side auto down/up; anti-theft engine immobilizer; remote keyless entry; auto-off halogen headlamps; a blacked-out front grille and stylish side air dams.

The Lancer ES model features all of the content included on the DE but adds further amenities including air conditioning with micron cabin air filtration; a chrome grille, color-keyed outer door handles and side view mirrors; height-adjustable driver’s seat; anti-theft security alarm system; a steering wheel with illuminated audio and cruise control switches; 60:40 split folding rear seat with folding armrest and cupholders.

A capable, normally-aspirated 16-valve 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine featuring Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) for optimized power production, improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions that produces a full 152 horsepower (143 bhp PZEV in California) is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission in both the Lancer DE and ES models. A continuously-variable transmission (CVT) is available as an option.

The Lancer GTS sees a 20 horsepower boost in power (to an output of 168 hp) thanks to a larger-displacement 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. A smooth-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox comes standard, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with INVEC-III and Sportronic® shifting with magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters is also available. The GTS adds a slew of upgrades over the ES model including automatic climate control; sport front bucket seats; leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake; 18-in. alloy wheels; rear spoiler and front air dams; FUSE Hands-Free Link System™; chrome exhaust finisher; fog lights; FAST-key; a 6-speaker audio system and a more capable sport-tuned suspension including a front strut tower brace.

At the top of the Lancer performance food chain resides the remarkable Ralliart model, featuring a 237 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled MIVEC-equipped inline-4 engine and rapid-shifting 6-speed automated manual Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). This Ralliart version of the Lancer is also equipped with many of the advanced active electronic driver aids found on the legendary Lancer Evolution, including full-time All-Wheel Control (AWC) with Active Center Differential (ACD) a front helical limited-slip differential, rear limited-slip differential and Hill Start Assist (HSA) technology that, once the driver removes their foot from the brake pedal, holds the vehicle in a stationary position on a slope for several seconds until the driver depresses the accelerator pedal.

Other thoughtful touches included on the Ralliart are leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, shift knob and shift boot; and aluminum hood with heat extractor vent; chrome side lower door molding; premium sport fabric seating surfaces and Mitsubishi’s FAST-key with panic feature.

All Lancer sedans feature a full spectrum of Mitsubishi safety technologies including advanced dual-stage front air bags with occupant seat position sensor; side-impact head protection curtain air bags (front and rear); front seat-mounted side air bags; driver’s side knee air bag; anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL); and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Key Specifications for Mitsubishi Lancer DE and ES

Wheelbase: 103.7 in.
Length: 180.0 in.
Height: 58.7 in.
Width: 69.4 in.
Engine: 2.0-liter aluminum DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 152 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 146 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission or continuously-variable transmission (CVT)

EPA Fuel Economy City Hwy
Lancer DE 24 33
Lancer ES (MT) 24 33
Lancer ES (CVT) 25 33


Major Standard Features (2.0L DE)

  • 140-Watt AM/FM/CD audio system with digital signal processing, MP3 playback capability and four speakers
  • Electric assist power steering
  • Adjustable rear head restraints (x3)
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Auto-off halogen headlamps
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors, curtain side air bags, driver’s knee air bag, and front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Power windows and folding side view mirrors
  • Side air dam
  • RISE chassis construction
  • Tilt-adjustable steering column
  • Trunk lid inner trim
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)
  • Floor mats

2.0L ES model adds over DE:

  • 60:40 split folding rear seat with folding armrest and cupholders
  • Air conditioning with micron cabin air filtration
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Chrome grille, color-keyed outer door handles and side view mirrors
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Rear seat heater floor ducts
  • Steering wheel Bluetooth® cell phone-ready pre-wire switch
  • MP3/auxiliary stereo input jack
  • Steering wheel-mounted illuminated cruise and audio control switches

Key Specifications for Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

Engine: 2.4-liter aluminum DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 168 bhp @ 6,000 rpm (161 bhp PZEV in Calif.)
Torque: 167 lb.-ft. @ 4,100 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual or CVT with 6-step Sportronic ® mode using magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters

EPA Fuel Economy City Hwy
Lancer GTS (MT) 22 31
Lancer GTS (CVT) 23 30


2.4L GTS model adds over ES:

  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System™
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Chrome exhaust finisher
  • Fog lights
  • Front air dams
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • High-contrast multi-color LCD instrument display
  • Rear spoiler
  • Sport bucket seats (front)
  • Sportronic steering wheel-mounted magnesium shifter paddles (with optional continuously-variable transmission)
  • Sport-tuned suspension and including front strut tower brace
  • FAST-key

Key Specifications for Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

Engine: 2.0-liter inline 4 DOHC MIVEC; intercooled/turbocharged
Horsepower: 237 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 253 @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission: TC-SST automated manual with magnesium steering column-mounted shifter paddles
Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. cast alloy
Tires: 215/45R18 Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical performance tires

EPA Fuel Economy City Hwy
Lancer Ralliart 17 25


Turbo Ralliart model adds over GTS:

  • Full-time All-Wheel Control (AWC) with Active Center Differential (ACD)
  • Front helical and rear mechanical limited-slip differentials
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System™
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio with 3-months subscription
  • Premium sport fabric seating surfaces
  • Leather-wrapped sport type steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob with shift boot
  • Dual exhaust with finisher
  • Aluminum hood with heat extractor vent
  • Chrome side lower door molding

Lancer Options

Alloy Wheel Package (ES model) adds: 16-in. alloy wheels; Rear disc brakes; Rear stabilizer bar.

Deluxe Package (must combine Alloy Wheel Package) adds: FUSE HandsFree Link System™; Power glass sunroof; FAST-key entry system; Leather-wrapped steering wheel; USB port.

GTS Touring Package adds: Leather seating surfaces & shift knob with front seat heaters; 710-Watt Rockford-Fosgate® Punch ® Premium Sound System including 10-in. subwoofer; SIRIUS® satellite radio with 3-month paid service; 6 CD/MP3 in-dash head unit; Auto-off Bi-Xenon HID headlamps; Rain-sensing wipers; Auto on/off headlamp control; Power glass sunroof; Rear lip spoiler (replaces rear wing spoiler).

Ralliart touring package adds: Leather seating surfaces with front seat heaters; 710-Watt Rockford-Fosgate® Punch ® Premium Sound System including 10-in. subwoofer; 6 CD/MP3 in-dash head unit; Auto-off Bi-Xenon HID headlamps; Rain-sensing wipers; Auto on/off headlamp control; Power glass sunroof; Rear lip spoiler (replaces rear wing spoiler).

Port Option Packages

Navigation Package (ES, GTS, Ralliart models) adds: 40GB HDD-based navigation system with Music Server, Real Time Traffic (lifetime at no cost) and a 7-in. touch-screen display that replaces the standard audio head unit.

Sport Aero Package (DE and ES models) adds: Rear wing spoiler; Front air dam; Exhaust finisher; Fog lights.

Sport Accent Package (ES and GTS models) adds: Black upper grille; Black front bumper film; Rear diffuser.

Popular Equipment Package I (ES and GTS models) adds: Alloy fuel door; Aluminum scuff plates; Trunk mat; Wheel locks.

Popular Equipment Package II (DE model) adds: Alloy fuel door; Aluminum scuff plates; Trunk mat.

Chrome Package (ES and GTS models) adds: Chrome lower grille garnish; Chrome mirror covers; Chrome trunk trim; Chrome door handle covers.

Interior Sport Package (ES, GTS and ralliart models) adds: Aluminum shift knob; Aluminum brake grip.

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