Mitsubishi Lancer

It may be hard to imagine, but the Mitsubishi Lancer has been in Australia since 1981.

Taking a hiatus in the early ’80s to make way for the Mitsubishi Colt, the Lancer returned in 1989 and hasn’t left the market since. The basic layout hasn’t changed over its lifetime, offering a small, front-wheel-drive four-door. Special all-wheel-drive, rally-bred editions known as the ‘Evolution’ were a fixture of performance circles for 25 years, but are now only available in the second-hand market. Available as both a sedan and hatchback, the Lancer comes with a choice of 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre engines and manual or constantly variable automatic gearboxes.

Current prices range from $19,500 to $24,000 for the Lancer ES Sport and Lancer GSR.

Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

2018

Used Mitsubishi Lancer review: 2007-2018

The CJ Lancer arrived in 2007 with plenty of promise. Compared to the previous model the CJ had fresh looks, a longer wheelbase and wider track for more cabin space, and there was more equipment. In an increasingly crowded, and hotly contested small car...Read more

2015

Mitsubishi Evo Final Edition and Subaru WRX STI 2015 | Neal Bates track test

Peter Barnwell and Neal Bates track test and review the Mitsubishi Evolution Final Edition and Subaru WRX STI with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Sportback 2015 review

In the words of the maker Mitsubishi, the Lancer has been 'tweaked' for the new year to include a revised model range with price cuts, more features, door mirrors with side repeater lamps, emergency stop flashers and a new style of door trims....Read more

2014

Used Mitsubishi Lancer review: 2007-2014

Graham Smith reviews the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer as a used buy.Read more

Used Mitsubishi Lancer review: 1995-2014

Japanese designed and built to a high quality, Mitsubishi Lancer is at the forefront in the reliability stakes, so has long been popular on the used-car scene in Australia. The Lancer began life as a small car, then gradually morphed into a medium model...Read more

Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sport 2014 Review

Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sport with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Mitsubishi Lancer GSR 2014 review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Sportback, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2013

Used Mitsubishi Lancer review: 2007-2013

Graham Smith reviews the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer as a used buy.Read more

Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 Evolution MR SST review

Mitsubish's Evo needs no introduction. A long time favourite with boy racers, there won't be too many boys that can afford the $65,000 price tag that comes with the top of the line MR SST model.Read more

Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 review

Slicing up the world rally championship circuits gave Mitsubishi's Lancer an incredible sales kick.Read more

Price Guide

$21,750

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$19,500

Highest Price

$24,000

Range & Specifications

2018 Hatchback
GSR Sportback
MSRP
$24,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
BLACK EDITION (ES)
MSRP
$22,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
ES Sport
MSRP
$21,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
GSR
MSRP
$24,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
LS
MSRP
$23,500
ANCAP Rating

Mitsubishi Lancer News

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15 February 2017 by Tim Nicholson

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27 October 2017 by Tung Nguyen

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7 February 2017 by Tim Nicholson

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30 September 2016 by Chris Riley

800,000 cars recalled in two days

30 June 2016 by Joshua Dowling

June's new car deals now start in May

13 May 2016 by Joshua Dowling

Small car price war reignites for April

17 April 2016 by Joshua Dowling

Lancer big with inner-city types

1 May 2008 by CarsGuide team