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At A Glance: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer (Press Release)

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer At-A-Glance

Year in and year out, the Mitsubishi Lancer mid-size sports sedan is consistently one of the Japanese auto manufacturer”s best-selling vehicles. But this should come as no surprise as the good-looking, affordably-priced, fuel-efficient and content-laden Lancer model has long provided consumers with a lot of car for their hard-earned money.

Numerous changes have been made to Mitsubishi Motors” popular Lancer SE AWC 4-door for the 2013 model year. These include:

  • Convenient new Thule® plug-in roof carrier accommodation
  • Sharp-looking new 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheel design
  • An available Premium Package that consists of power glass sunroof; Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; high contrast meter with color LCD MID; and soft-touch door trim with chrome lever

Introduced just last year, the Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWC is an affordably-priced model that is specifically designed for the Snowbelt states and includes a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine/continuously-variable transmission (CVT) along with the company”s highly capable All-Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive system. Standard features on the Lancer SE include heated front seats and side view mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels and stylish appointments including a chrome lower grille, upgrade dark silver instrument panel trim and unique black and beige trim seating fabric.
Placed atop the wide-ranging 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer model lineup is the Lancer Ralliart, offering pulse-pounding performance in opulent surroundings. This 4-door sports sedan owes its excellent performance to high-tech equipment “borrowed” from its hyper-athletic cousin – the world-famous Lancer Evolution. These include 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) – essentially a more subtly tuned version of the incredible Lancer Evolution”s exceptional drivetrain.

The handling of the 2013 Lancer Ralliart model also benefits from full-time All-Wheel Control (AWC) with Active Center Differential (ACD) and front helical limited-slip differential, rear limited-slip differential and Hill Start Assist (HSA).

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the entry-level Lancer DE model packs a great deal of welcome amenities into a handsome 4-door at a very sensible price point. Standard equipment includes a melodious 4 speaker, 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with digital signal processor, speed-compensated volume and equalization control; remote keyless entry; auto-off halogen headlamps; anti-theft engine immobilizer; power door locks and windows with driver-side auto down; and stylish touches including sculpted side air dams, a blacked-out front grille and unique interior accents.

Providing the 2013 Lancer DE with its motive force is the tried and true 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) that makes a full 152 horsepower. The Lancer DE is only available with a robust 5-speed manual transmission as the standard unit.

One notch above the base Lancer DE in the 2013 model lineup is the Lancer ES. This version includes all of the features on the Lancer DE but adds additional content and available amenities.

Both the Lancer DE and ES models achieve a lofty EPA rating of 34 mpg on the highway when equipped with the continuously-variable transmission (CVT).

Positioned above the Lancer ES and below the Lancer Ralliart is a model that combines that best attributes of both: the value-priced, sporty
2013 Lancer GT. This model includes the eye-catching front fascia from the Lancer Ralliart, along with sport front bucket seats; 18-inch alloy wheels; automatic climate control; a rear spoiler; upscale gloss-black instrument panel trim; and a responsive168 horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a crisp-shifting 5-speed manual transmission (or a high-tech continuously variable transmission (CVT) with INVECS-III and Sportronic® shifting with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters is also available).

Every 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer model comes with a wide array of advanced safety technologies as part of the standard equipment package. These include 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
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:     148 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque:           145 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission:   5-speed manual transmission or continuously-variable transmission (CVT)

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)
  • Front map lights
  • Floormats

2.0L ES model adds over DE:

  • 16-inch steel wheels w/ wheel covers
  • 60:40 split folding rear seat with folding armrest and cupholders
  • Air conditioning with micron cabin air filtration
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Center floor console box with armrest
  • Chrome grille, color-keyed outer door handles and side view mirrors
  • Rear seat heater floor ducts
  • MP3/auxiliary stereo input jack
  • Steering switch for Bluetooth™ capability” (requires dealer installation of  V/R microphone and Bluetooth™ HFP system)Steering wheel-mounted illuminated cruise and audio control switches

SE AWC model adds over ES:

  • Electronically controlled All-Wheel Control (AWC) system.
  • 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine (c/o from GT)
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • 16-in. alloy wheels
  • Heated front seats and side mirrors
  • Chrome lower grille and rear badge

Key Specifications – Lancer GT

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

2.4L GT model adds over ES:

  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • FUSE HandsFree Link System™
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Automatic climate control system
  • FAST-key with panic featureChrome exhaust finisher
  • Fog lights
  • Front air dams
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • High-contrast multi-color LCD instrument display
  • Front fascia from Lancer Ralliart sedan
  • Rear spoiler
  • Sport bucket seats (front)
  • Sportronic steering wheel-mounted shifter paddles (with optional continuously-variable transmission)
  • Sport-tuned suspension

Key specifications – Lancer Ralliart

Engine:            2.0-liter inline 4 DOHC MIVEC; intercooled/turbocharged
Horsepower:     237 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque:           253 lb.-ft. @  2500~4750rpm
Transmission:   TC-SST automated manual with steering wheel paddle shifters.
Wheels:           18 x 7.5 in. cast alloy
Tires:              215/45R18 Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical performance tires

Turbo Ralliart model adds over GT:

  • Full-time All-Wheel Control (AWC) with Active Center Differential (ACD)
  • Front helical and rear mechanical limited-slip differentials
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • 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
  • SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio w/ 3mo service

Lancer Options:

Alloy Wheel Package (ES model) adds: 16-inch alloy wheels and Rear disc brakes.

Deluxe Package (must combine Alloy Wheel Package) adds: FUSE HandsFree Link System™ with USB port; Power glass sunroof; FAST-key entry system; Leather-wrapped steering wheel; 6 speaker audio system; SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 3-month paid service; chrome lower grille surround; soft touch door trim (front); chrome inner door lever; high contrast meter with color LCD.

GT Touring Package adds: Leather seating surfaces; heated front seats; 710-Watt Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Sound System including 10-in. subwoofer; SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 3-month paid service; 6 CD/MP3 in-dash head unit; HID headlamps; Rain-sensing wipers; Auto on/off headlamp control; Power glass sunroof; Auto dimming rearview mirror; Rear camera system; Rear lip spoiler (replaces rear wing spoiler).

Premium Package (SE AWC model) adds: Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; High contrast meter with color LCD MID; Soft-touch door trim (front); Chrome inner door lever; 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system including 10-in. subwoofer; SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 3-month paid service; 6 CD/MP3 in-dash head unit; Power glass sunroof.

Ralliart Touring Package adds: Leather seating surfaces; Heated front seats; 710-Watt Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Sound System including 10-in. subwoofer;  6 CD/MP3 in-dash head unit; HID headlamps; Rain-sensing wipers; Auto on/off headlamp control; Power glass sunroof; Auto dimming rearview mirror; Rear camera system; Rear lip spoiler (replaces rear wing spoiler).

Navigation Package (GT and Ralliart models) adds: 40GB HDD 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; rear camera monitor.

Exterior Package adds: Rear wing spoiler; Front air dam; Exhaust finisher; Fog lights; Rear diffuser garnish.

LED Illumination Package adds: Front floor illumination (Blue LED); Interior lamps.

Popular Equipment Package I adds: Alloy fuel door; Aluminum scuff plates; Trunk mat

All Weather Package adds: Remote engine start; all weather floor mats (front); Mudguards (rear).

Chrome Package adds: Chrome mirror covers; Chrome door handle covers.

Interior Package adds: Aluminum shift knob; Aluminum brake grip.

Navigation System

Rear Park Assist Sensors

Chrome Lower Grille Garnish

Wheel Locks

FUSE Hands Free Link System

Rear Lip Spoiler

Roof Rack Cross Bars

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