Mitsubishi has announced minor changes to its 2013 model year Lancer SE AWC, powered by a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter, four-cylinder with 168-hp and 167 lb-ft of torque.
The Lancer lineup remains mostly unchanged for the new model year, but the SE AWC trim gets a convenient new Thule plug-in roof carrier accommodation, new 16-inch five-spoke wheels, and a new Premium Package ($1,550). Those that opt for the package will get a power glass sunroof, Rockford Fosgate audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, high-contrast meter with color LCD MID, and soft-touch door trim with a chrome lever.
Those looking for a more affordable Lancer model can choose between the 2.0L DE and 2.0L ES models, while the Lancer GT will remain powered by the same 2.4-liter found in the SE AWC model. Performance enthusiasts have the top-of-the-line Ralliart model to choose from, powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with 237-hp and 253 lb-ft of torque.
Pricing for the Lancer DE starts at $15,995 while the ES model will be $17,095 – both are equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. The ES model with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) starts at $17,995 while the SE AWC with the 2.4-liter and CVT is priced from $20,295. The Lancer GT with a five-speed manual gets a $19,995 retail, while opting for a CVT on the GT model will be $1,000 more. Lastly, the Ralliart model for 2013 will start at $28,095.