The Mitsubishi Lancer is the sensible older brother to the ‘lunatic’ Lancer Evolution. It’s more refined and somewhat gentler; a shared name and similar designs are where the similarities end though. The Lancer is marketed as a family car, and it’s actually incredible value for money. High levels of practicality and a treasure trove of standard kit mean it certainly attracts a lot of attention and is well worth considering.
In motoring terms, the Lancer is a bit of a pensioner as it has been on the go since 1973. However countless generations have appeared over the years and each one has proved very successful. The Lancer has had a proud rally history from the offset, which is where the Evolution spawned from. It is available in coupe, saloon and estate versions, so versatility is a strong point too.
Modern Lancers certainly have a hardcore look about them that is of a similar ilk to the Evo. An abundance of sharp aggressive angles and a snout of a front grille are all perfect examples of the no-nonsense attitude. Inside however it’s a lot more welcoming, with comfortable seats, a lot of cabin space and an array of kit across several trim levels which is actually pretty spectacular. The Lancer is a great car for executives or families.
With a firm but forgiving ride, lots of grip in the corners and precise steering, it’s very enjoyable to drive. In terms of performance, there are several different engines to choose from that deliver a solid amount of power; be under no illusions though, it’s nothing like the Evolution, but is a good compromise if you don’t want to spend extra money.
The Lancer is nowhere near as expensive as the Evo, but that doesn’t mean you should spend all your cash on a brand new one. Buying second hand cars for sale means prices are considerably lower but quality is no worse. Basically it’s a one way ticket to an absolute bargain, and there’s no better place to find a used Mitsubishi Lancer than right here at Motors.co.uk.
So with the Mitsubishi Lancer you get a fully stocked family car that looks good, offers a lot of practicality and is excellent value for money. You really do get a lot of bang for your buck, and the renowned reliability and safety levels from Mitsubishi give you a lot of confidence. If you want a car that’ll get the job done no matter what, the Lancer is the one for you.