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At A Glance: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback (Press Release)

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback At-A-Glance

The handsome 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is an all-in-one package that stands out amongst its peers in its segment. This stylish hatchback combines all the sportiness and convenience one would find amongst the Lancer family – but with the added convenience of a 5-door configuration that provides a whopping 52.7 cubic feet of available cargo space when the rear 60/40 split seat is folded flat (rear seat can be folded flat via a easy-to-use rear seat release lever in the cargo area).

Based on Mitsubishi’s popular Lancer sports sedan, the 2013 Lancer Sportback comes with a well-engineered chassis and suspension that are tuned for performance. Exhibiting a taller and longer stance than its sister sedan, this versatile hatchback is pleasing to the eyes with its sleek and aesthetically pleasing exterior lines. It holds incredible utility with seating for 5 and is available in 2 trims- the entry-level ES and the more richly equipped GT.

Powered by a normally-aspirated 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, the Lancer Sportback ES delivers a plentiful 148 horsepower and is equipped with a seamlessly-functioning and fuel-efficient continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
The 2013 Lancer Sportback ES comes with a long list of standard features including a handy plug-in Thule® roof rack sockets; a 140-watt AM/FM/CD player audio system with digital signal processing, MP3 playback capability and 4 speakers; fuel-efficient Electric Power Steering (EPS); anti-theft security alarm and engine immobilizer; remote keyless entry; air conditioning with micron filter; and steering wheel-mounted controls for both the audio system and cruise control functions.

Also standard for the Lancer Sportback ES is an “ECO” indicator light. The “ECO” indicator illuminates on the driver’s instrument panel to signal when the vehicle is being driven in a manner that provides optimum fuel efficiency. Fuel mileage for the ES model is an impressive EPA-rated 25 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway.

The more richly equipped Lancer Sportback GT is powered by a larger displacement 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC engine delivering a full 20 additional horsepower over the Lancer Sportback ES (168 bhp).Like the ES model, the stout inline-4-cylinder engine is  paired with the highly efficient continuously-variable transmission (CVT), but adds an additional element of excitement and control to the driver, thanks to the addition of steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters that allow the driver to simulate gear changes with the CVT.

In addition to all of the standard features from the ES model, the Lancer Sportback GT includes more amenities such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever; sporty front bucket seats; sharp-looking 18-in. alloy wheels; a 6 speaker audio system; automatic climate control; a full-color LCD multi-information display; and Mitsubishi Motors’ high-tech FUSE Handsfree Link System™ with USB port that allows users access to their music and to place hands-free calls by utilizing simple voice commands.

Numerous new value-oriented options packages are available for the 2013 Lancer Sportback including an Exterior Package that includes a handsome front air dam, exhaust finisher and fog lights; an Interior Package with aluminum brake grip and shift knob and the LED Illumination Package that adds a touch of pizzazz with blue-colored LED front floor illumination and LED interior lamps.

The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is an outstanding choice for individuals or growing young families looking for a hatchback with an extensive standard equipment package, an ample 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space, 7 standard air bags and an eye-catching stylish and sporty exterior.  

Key Specifications – Lancer Sportback ES

Wheelbase:      103.7 in.
Length:           180.4 in.
Height:             59.3 in.
Width:              69.4 in.
Engine:           148 bhp 2.0-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine
Transmission:   Continuously-variable transmission (CVT)

Major Standard Features 

  • 140-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 CD playback capability and 4 speakers
  • Air conditioning with micron air filtration
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Adjustable head restraints (x3)
  • Anti-theft security alarm
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel illuminated cruise control and audio controls
  • RISE chassis construction
  • 2-position height-adjustable cargo floor
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)
  • Auto off halogen headlamps
  • Power windows and folding side mirrors
  • Steering switch for Bluetooth™ capability” (requires dealer installation of  V/R microphone and Bluetooth™ HFP system)
  • Tilt-adjustable steering column
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors, side curtain air bags, driver’s knee air bag and front seat-mounted side air bags
  • Rear spoiler

Key Specifications – Lancer Sportback GT

Engine:            2.4-liter MIVEC inline-4
Horsepower:     168 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque:            167 lb.-ft. @ 4,100 rpm
Transmission:     CVT with INVECS-III and steering column-mounted paddle shifters
Dynamics:        Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)

GT adds over ES:

  • Front fascia from Lancer Ralliart sedan
  • FUSE Handsfree Link System™
  • Full color LCD multi-information display
  • FAST-key entry and starting system
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Fog lights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport bucket seats (front)
  • Sport-tuned suspension

Lancer Sportback Options:

Alloy Wheel Package adds: 16-inch alloy wheels and Rear disc brakes.

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

Touring Package adds: Leather seating surfaces with front seat heaters; 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Sound System including 10-inch subwoofer; SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 3-month paid service; 6 CD/MP3 in-dash head unit; HID headlamps; Auto on/off headlamp control; Rain-sensing wipers; Power glass sunroof; Auto dimming rearview mirror; Rear camera system.

Navigation and Rear Camera Package adds: 40GB HDD navigation system with Music Server, Real Time Traffic (lifetime at no cost) and a 7-inch touch-screen display that replaces the standard audio head unit; Rear camera monitor.

Exterior Package adds: front air dam, exhaust finisher, and fog lights

Interior Package adds: aluminum shift knob and brake grip

Popular Equipment adds: alloy fuel door, scuff plates, trunk mat, and rear bumper protector

LED Illumination Package adds: floor illumination (blue LED), interior lights

Chrome Package adds: mirror covers, and outer door handle covers

All Weather Package adds: remote engine start, all-weather floormats (front), rear mudguards

FUSE Hands Free Link System with USB Port

Roof Rack Cross

Wheel Locks

All Weather Floormats

Chrome Lower Grille Garnish

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