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Mitsubishi Lancer Australia

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 $11,600 to $20,900 for the Lancer ES Sport and Lancer GSR Sportback.

Mitsubishi Lancer Colours

  • Warm Silver
  • Lightning Blue
  • Red
  • Titanium Grey
  • Sterling Silver
  • White
  • Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mitsubishi Lancer Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Lancer varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $11,600 and going to $20,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,600 $20,900
2019 Hatchback 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $13,500 $20,900
2018 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,000 $19,690
2018 Hatchback 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $12,800 $19,690
2017 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $12,000 $20,999
2017 Hatchback 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $15,990 $19,990
2016 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $13,698 $45,430
2016 Hatchback 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $13,888 $16,000
2015 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $10,990 $41,910
2015 Hatchback 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $12,990 $17,900
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Mitsubishi Lancer Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Lancer here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Mitsubishi Lancer 2010: Are there any known problems?

    That price sound about right for a manual Lancer with those kilometres on board. If anything, it’s probably a little on the bargain side. A lot of cars need a windscreen to gain a roadworthy certificate, so that’s no big deal and, provided the car is in good condition generally, it sounds like a decent buy.

    Common problems with this model often involved the electrical systems, so make sure all the lights and gadgets in the car work properly. Manual lancers also had the odd problem with a gearshift that could become disconnected from the gearbox itself. If that has happened, you’d definitely know about it as you wouldn’t be able to select gears. It’s not a huge fix if it does happen.

    Other relatively common faults in this model included a faulty ABS module that needed to be replaced and this can be a big expense. Oil leaks from the front of the engine are also an issue (particularly for a roadworthy inspection). And don’t keep the ignition key in the same pocket as your phone; stray signals can wipe the key’s memory and leave you stranded.

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  • Mitsubishi Lancer 2017: At what impact should airbags deploy?

    Air-bags deploy according to what force the crash places on the car. There’s no hard and fast rule to this, because no two crashes are the same. So, the sensors that tell the air-bags to deploy take into account the amount of deceleration involved and compare that with a threshold reading to decide whether to deploy the bags or not.

    A car travelling at very low speed that noses into a wire-rope barrier, for instance, may not decelerated sufficiently for the bags to go off. But the same car, travelling at the same low speed that is hit by a moving car coming the other way, is much more likely to deploy its air-bags.

    And just because the side air-bags have deployed in a crash, doesn’t necessarily mean the front air-bags will also be deployed. Sometimes the front bags will go off in sympathy with the side air-bags, but if there was not sufficient forward deceleration, the front ones should remain intact.

    However, the tule of thumb is this: In Australia, air-bags are designed to deploy at speeds above about 25km/h and, in the case of front air-bags, in any impact within roughly 30 degrees of the car’s direction of travel at the time.

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  • Mitsubishi Lancer 2000: How do I know if my car is sub model or performance?

    It will be one of the following: ES, LS, Exceed, VR-X, or Evo. It’s unlikely that it will be a VR-X or an Evo, which are the performance models. It should have badges on it to identify it as an ES, LS, or Exceed. If not check the id plate. To find the location of the plate refer to your owner’s manual.

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  • Mitsubishi Lancer 2005: How much will a cam belt replacement cost?

    Typically it’s around $500.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Lancer is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.9L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 10.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2015 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 9.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Lancer Pricing and Specs for 2019

Mitsubishi Lancer Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Lancer has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for Sedan in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 215x45 R18 18x7 inches 215x45 R18 18x7 inches
2018 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 215x45 R18 18x7 inches 215x45 R18 18x7 inches
2017 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 215x45 R18 18x7 inches 215x45 R18 18x7 inches
2016 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 215x45 R18 18x7 inches 215x45 R18 18x7 inches
2015 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2015 Hatchback 215x45 R18 18x7 inches 215x45 R18 18x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Lancer Wheel Sizes

Mitsubishi Lancer Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 Sedan 1490x1760x4570 mm 150 mm
2019 Hatchback 1515x1760x4585 mm 123 mm
2018 Sedan 1490x1760x4570 mm 150 mm
2018 Hatchback 1515x1760x4585 mm 123 mm
2017 Sedan 1490x1760x4570 mm 150 mm
2017 Hatchback 1515x1760x4585 mm 123 mm
2016 Sedan 1490x1760x4570 mm 150 mm
2016 Hatchback 1515x1760x4585 mm 123 mm
2015 Sedan 1490x1760x4570 mm 150 mm
2015 Hatchback 1515x1760x4585 mm 123 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Lancer Dimensions

Mitsubishi Lancer Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Lancer has maximum towing capacity of 1000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2019 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2018 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2018 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2017 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2017 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2016 Sedan 0kg 1000kg
2016 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2015 Sedan 0kg 1000kg
2015 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
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