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The new 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact, midsize sedan with an automatic transmission and plenty of safety features. The 152 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard on the base model, while the GT model adds a 168-hp 2.4-liter engine with all-wheel drive. It also comes with a six-simulated-gear shift paddle system, and the continuously variable transmission (CVT) offers an eight-speed automatic or manual gearshift.
The Lancer's fuel-efficiency is one of its best qualities. The base Lancer gets 26/34 mpg city/highway, which is better than most of the rivals in the segment. The automatic-transmission-equipped Evolution and SE models earn an impressive 17/22 mpg in combined city/highway driving. And because it features all-wheel drive, the automatic version can get up to 25 mpg compared to the six-speed manual transmission in the Ralliart.
While the 2.5-liter engine of the Mitsubishi Lancer provides adequate power for everyday commuting, it doesn't produce much power, and it's not the best choice for spirited driving. While the CVT makes the performance seem lackluster, it does provide good fuel economy. The interior of the Lancer doesn't have much appeal, and materials like hard plastic and vinyl make it appear downmarket. The padded door inserts, however, help to mitigate that feeling.
The Lancer has been awarded the highest overall rating possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for five consecutive years. Despite the Mitsubishi Lancer's underwhelming looks and high-tech features, it's still a solid family car. And the automatic transmission in the Lancer delivers sharp, responsive handling, and a smooth ride. Its performance is impressive but its mediocre interior lacks a certain appeal. While the seats and dash are comfortable, hard plastic isn't attractive to many. The padded door inserts in the upper trim levels help to compensate for this downgrade feeling.
The automatic transmission is an important feature on the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer. The automatic transmission is the preferred choice for people who want to drive with their hands free, but the manual transmission has a limited number of gears. Although it isn't a practical option, it has many benefits for driving. When it comes to comfort and convenience, the interior isn't too appealing, and the seats are hard plastic.
The base model has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower. The SE and ES have a more powerful 2.4-liter four with 168 horsepower. The automatic transmission is the only way to choose a car with a CVT. The CVT has a manual shift mode. The car can also be driven manually. If you need to use the manual, be sure to install it.