2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
  • MSRP$17,595 Invoice$17,009
    • 24 City
    • 34 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeGas
  • Cargo348 L (12 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower148 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $772 $527 $405 $332 $283 $249

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Buyer's Guide

The decidedly handsome 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer compact sedan is one of the unsung heroes of the automotive universe. Long listed as an IIHS top safety pick (for seven straight years), the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is also nicely equipped, fun to drive, and comfortable. Further, it’s an exceptionally versatile car; one capable of being outfitted for either sport or comfort and handling either with considerable aplomb. A refresh for the 2016 model year finds the exterior styling revised, the interior updated, as well as a broader palette of standard features within its respective trim levels. Each of these moves is designed to improve the Lancer’s value quotient. As an example, the Mitsubishi’s all-wheel drive powertrain can now be had at even the base ES trim level.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Electric power steering
  • Keyless entry
  • Anti-lock braking system with brake assist
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GT
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rear wing spoiler
  • FUSE hands-free with Bluetooth
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer SE
  • 6.1-inch touch panel display audio system
  • Heated front seats
  • Digital HD radio
  • 16-inch 2-tone wheels
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer SEL
  • Rear view camera
  • Sport front grille and bumper
  • Full-time all-wheel drive
  • 2.0 liter, 237 horsepower engine

What makes it move?

The 2016 Lancer is offered with a choice of two engines. The base ES model gets a 2.0-liter double overhead cam 16-valve inline four-cylinder with 148 horsepower and 145 ft-lbs of torque. A five-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive are standard, while a new continuously variable transmission (Mitsubishi calls it CVT8) is optional—as is all-wheel drive. Other models get a 2.4-liter four with an identical valvetrain. This engine makes 168 horsepower and 167 ft-lbs of torque. The same transmissions and drive systems apply.

Why buy the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer?

The styling has been updated for the 2016 model year, both inside and out, even the base ES model now offers 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a handsfree infotainment system, foglights, and daytime running lights. A new addition to the options list is a 710-watt nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate audio system. The redesigned continuously variable transmission improves both fuel economy and performance. Meanwhile, the big engine and all-wheel drive can be had as options for the base model Lancer ES. With its comprehensive list of available features including all-wheel drive, a rear view camera, and rear parking sensors, as well as outstanding warranty coverage, (we’re talking five years or 60,000 miles—fully transferrable to subsequent owners), the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has a very compelling value story.

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