2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Updates Detailed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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