Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Lancer zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Lancer 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Mitsubishi Lancer engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr AWC Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight, 23 City / 30 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 91
ES 4dr AWC Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight, 23 City / 30 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 91
SEL 4dr AWC Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight, 23 City / 30 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 91
ES 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
148 Hp, 145 Lb-Ft., 2888 Weight, 24 City / 33 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 89

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 21.8 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 6.3 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.2 sec @ 88 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 177 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.81 g
Source: С&D

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr AWC Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight, 23 City / 31 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 90
ES 4dr AWC Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight, 23 City / 31 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 91
SEL 4dr AWC Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight, 23 City / 31 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 90
ES 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
148 Hp, 145 Lb-Ft., 2888 Weight, 24 City / 34 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 89

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Ralliart 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
237 Hp, 253 Lb-Ft., 3461 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.4 @ 94
GT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 2966 Weight
8 sec, 16 @ 87
SE 4dr 4WD Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight
8 sec, 16.1 @ 86
ES 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
148 Hp, 145 Lb-Ft., 2888 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 89

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Ralliart 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
237 Hp, 253 Lb-Ft., 3461 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.4 @ 94
GT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 2966 Weight
7.5 sec, 15.7 @ 92
SE 4dr 4WD Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3142 Weight
8 sec, 16.1 @ 86
ES 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
148 Hp, 145 Lb-Ft., 2888 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 89

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Ralliart 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
237 Hp, 253 Lb-Ft., 3461 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.4 @ 94
GT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 2966 Weight
7.5 sec, 15.7 @ 92
SE 4dr 4WD Sedan
168 Hp, 167 Lb-Ft., 3120 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.1 @ 87
DE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
148 Hp, 145 Lb-Ft., 2866 Weight
8.1 sec, 16.2 @ 89
ES 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
148 Hp, 145 Lb-Ft., 2866 Weight
8.1 sec, 16.2 @ 89


Mitsubishi Lancer 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2017

7.9 - 8.2 sec

16.2 @ 91 - 16.3 @ 89 mph
2016

7.9 - 8.2 sec

16.2 @ 91 - 16.3 @ 89 mph
2015

5.7 - 8.2 sec

14.4 @ 94 - 16.3 @ 86 mph
2014

5.7 - 8.2 sec

14.4 @ 94 - 16.3 @ 86 mph
2013

5.7 - 8.1 sec

14.4 @ 94 - 16.2 @ 87 mph
2012

5.7 - 8.1 sec

14.4 @ 94 - 16.2 @ 87 mph
2011

5.7 - 8.2 sec

14.4 @ 94 - 16.3 @ 89 mph
2010

6.8 - 7.9 sec

14.9 @ 94 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2009

6.5 - 8 sec

14.7 @ 93 - 16.2 @ 90 mph
2008

8 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
2006

8.2 - 9.3 sec

16.1 @ 86 - 17.2 @ 81 mph
2005

8.1 - 9.7 sec

16 @ 86 - 17.1 @ 82 mph
2004

8.1 - 10.4 sec

16 @ 86 - 17.8 @ 77 mph
2003

9.7 - 10.2 sec

17.1 @ 82 - 17.7 @ 78 mph
2002

9.2 - 10.1 sec

17.7 @ 0 - 18.6 @ 0 mph

The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is in its 11th year of production for the U.S. market. This makes it the oldest compact sedan. It is offered in 5 trims: the base ES, ES AWC, SE, and the higher SEL variant. The last three versions come with a standard all-wheel-drive system.

The Lancer has received a few upgrades since its launch. However, its main selling point is offering buyers value for their money. This value has been offered for a long time at the expense of competitive fuel consumption ratings and a good interior. The exterior also looks traditional and makes the Lancer a somewhat backward car in a world where manufacturers opt for fastback lines for better aerodynamics.

The base ES model comes with front-wheel-drive. It is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that makes 148 horsepower. The power is transmitted through a 5-speed-manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) redesigned for better fuel economy and performance. The 2.0-liter strains to work with the CVT and is perky with the 5-speed manual. It’s also quite noisy.

The other four trims carry a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that makes 168 horses. It is mounted on a CVT which comes as standard. The system is an all-wheel-drive that’s similar to the one found in the Outlander Sport compact SUV. Upper trims release more torque and power that drive the sedan more confidently.

The Lancer is sportier and drives better than a majority of the small compacts within the market. Beyond the noise, it offers a responsive and smooth drive with pleasant steering.

The base ES Lancer features air conditioning, fog lights, heated power mirrors equipped with turn indicators, 16-inch alloy wheels, voice-activated cell phone and audio controls, and LED daytime running lights. The 2017 models come with a rearview camera as standard and an upgraded audio system. The 2.4-liter found in the ES AWC trim is larger and features an all-wheel-drive system.

For consumers, the mid-grade SE and the well-tuned ES variants will be a favorite. The former adds ventilated disc brakes, air conditioning, steering-wheel audio controls, stabilizer bars, keyless entry, split-folding rear seats, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Sun and Sound package adds a premium sound system and sunroof to the SE and SEL variants.

In addition to value, buyers get a pleasant and calm driving experience. There are, however, plenty of better-performing models from other manufacturers.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer doesn’t shy away from its age. It’s noisy on the road, has poor gas mileage and looks cheap. In 2016, it got an upgraded continuously variable automatic transmission, a front-end overhaul, and other new standard features. The rearview camera and 6.1-inch touchscreen that came as an option are now standard.

A quick comparison with other models will reveal to you that the Lancer is indeed a car that’s behind time. For a daily commuter, the car is difficult to live with. It lacks the zeal experienced in competing models and lacks modern technological features. The Honda Civic is a much better option for a small sedan. Other models that perform and behave better include the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, Subaru Impreza, and the Kia Forte.

 

Written by William Mutugi



Mitsubishi Lancer specs