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Family Friendly Features of the Mitsubishi Lancer

I don’t know about you, but cars are kinda like sunglasses…if money were no object, I could easily buy a new one each week.  Each car offers their own advantages and features and for many of us, fit a mood as well.

We test drove the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer SE last week; this four door sedan offers families a sporty option in an economical vehicle.  The Mitsubishi Lancer features All-Wheel Control that truly offers a zippy feel for a price point of $20,295.

Mitsubishi Lancer Incentives

Budget Friendly

Starting out just a titch over $20,000, the Mitsubishi Lancer provides families with a vehicle centered on safety, performance and good looks at a price that many can afford.  The 168-hp, 2.4-liter MIVEC engine is priced well while providing good acceleration for busy locations.

I priced a Mitsubishi Lancer out on their website and the price came in at $21, 090.  There are some amazing incentives offered in Southern California right now allowing you to purchase the Lancer with $1,000 down and no trade in for a payment of  $418 for 48 months.

 Mitsubishi Lancer photo

Great Gas Mileage

Family or no family, we all want to save on gas.  This seems to get harder and harder to do, but vehicles like the Mitsubishi Lancer that offer 26 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway make it a potential reality.

We saw the savings immediately…we drove…and drove…

And the needle barely moved.   Four work commutes that usually mean a full tank of gas in our car left us with just over a half a tank in the Mitsubishi Lancer…something everyone can appreciate.

Mitsubishi Lancer Family Friendly

Space for your Family

The Mitsubishi Lancer seats five people; for families with car seats, this offers true comfort for 2 full car seats in the rear seat for a total seating space of four.  If you have children out of car or booster seats, you can fit two adults and a child in the rear seat or two children and an adult.

The trunk offers excellent cargo space for families as well!  Groceries, baseball and hockey games, and weekend getaways are perfectly suited for the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Mitsubishi Lancer Performance and Handling

Performance and Handling

The Mitsubishi Lancer handles so well for a mid-size family sedan!  We loved zipping around and enjoying the easy feeling the Lancer offers.  The All-Wheel Control allows this vehicle to handle multiple terrains while maintaining an economical value.

Mitsubishi Lancer warranty

Comfort in a Warranty

10 years.

That’s a LONG time!

That’s how long it takes you to have a fourth grader from when they are born.  A lot can happen in ten years, but to know that Mitsubishi offers a 10-year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty…well, it means that you get even more for your money.  You get a safety net knowing that Mitsubishi will stand behind their vehicle for you.

Honestly, warranties like these are what help people make it through stressful financial times or those years when the expenses for extra-curricular activities and groceries takes its toll.

Mitsubishi Lancer


Safety is our number one priority as parents; we need to know that our precious cargo is protected in the event of a crash or even minor accident. I was so impressed to see that the Mitsubishi Lancer has seven airbags, anti-lock brakes and ACS – Active Stability Control.  These are key features when evaluating safety for a family.

A rear view camera system is also an option you can consider; after our children became of school age, we could not live without it.  The added safety in the school parking lot is appreciated daily.

And did you know the IIHS awarded the Mitsubishi Lancer with its fifth year of the “Top Safety Pick” award? 

We enjoyed the opportunity to give the Mitsubishi Lancer a drive and offer you our review for families. For a price point in the low $20,000’s, the Lancer is an affordable family sedan that offers safety, comfort and performance in a budget friendly vehicle.  To find special incentives in your area, please visit the Mitsubishi website.

If you have any questions about the Mitsubishi Lancer, please leave us a comment!

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