July 22, 2013
The distinctively styled 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is a breath of fresh air in the 5-door sport hatchback segment.
Possessing all of the benefits of the affordable, reliable and fun-to-drive Lancer sedan, the Lancer Sportback 5-door boasts a very handy 52.7 cubic feet of available cargo space when the rear 60/40 split seat is folded flat (rear seat can be folded flat via an easy-to-use rear seat release lever in the cargo area).
Featuring the sport-tuned suspension and well-engineered chassis, the Lancer Sportback provides refined accommodations for five and is available in two trim levels – a well-equipped ES and a more richly-appointed GT.
For the 2014 model year, the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback receives the following upgrades:
The overall exterior proportions of the spacious Lancer Sportback are very similar to its 4-door cousin, save for being slightly longer (180.4 in. versus 180.0 in.) and taller (59.3 in. versus 58.3 in.).
Packed with a long list of standard amenities, the 2014 Lancer Sportback ES model features fuel-efficient Electric Power Steering (EPS); air conditioning with micron filter; 6-way adjustable driver's seat; remote keyless entry; anti-theft security alarm and engine immobilizer; auto-off halogen headlights; and convenient steering wheel-mounted controls for both the audio system and cruise control functions.
An especially welcome no-cost feature are handy plug-in Thule® roof rack sockets that can accommodate racks to hold skis, snowboards, bicycles, luggage, watersport-related equipment or other specialized racks – perfect for active individuals, couples or families.
Under the hood of the Sportback ES resides a capable yet refined normally-aspirated 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that packs a workhorse 148 horsepower along with a technologically-advanced, smooth-operating continuously-variable transmission (CVT). This efficient engine/transmission combination delivers an impressive EPA-rated 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
An active driver aid that helps maximize fuel economy is an "ECO" indicator light that illuminates when the vehicle is being driven in a manner that provides optimum fuel efficiency. The "ECO" indicator light is included on every vehicle at no additional cost.
All 2014 Lancer Sportback models feature free-of-charge advanced safety features and technology. These include a comprehensive 7 air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) including a driver's side knee air bag; Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL); anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); and Mitsubishi Motors' patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body/chassis occupant safety cell technology including specially-designed front and rear crumple zones.
The 2014 Lancer Sportback GT kicks the luxury quotient up a notch with its more expansive features and amenities. These include automatic climate control; sharp-looking 18-in. alloy wheels; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever; a full-color LCD multi-information display; sport front bucket seats; and Mitsubishi Motors' high-tech FUSE Hands-Free Link System® with USB port that allows users access to their music and to place hands-free calls by utilizing simple voice commands.
The Lancer Sportback GT is also more powerful with its larger displacement 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC engine delivering a full 20 additional horsepower over the Lancer Sportback ES (168 bhp). Like the ES model, this engine is mated to the highly efficient continuously-variable transmission (CVT), but adds an additional element of excitement and control to the driver, thanks to the addition of steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters that allow the driver to simulate gear changes with the CVT.
All 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback models come with a fully transferable 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty (applicable to the original vehicle purchaser); and a 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty. Additionally, the Lancer Sportback comes with 5-years/unlimited mile roadside assistance.
Key Specifications – Lancer Sportback ES
|Engine:||148 bhp 2.0-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine|
|Transmission:||Continuously-variable transmission (CVT)|
Major Standard Features
Key Specifications – Lancer Sportback GT
2.4-liter MIVEC inline-4
|Horsepower:||168 bhp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque:||167 lb.-ft. @ 4,100 rpm|
|Transmission:||CVT with INVECS-III and steering column-mounted paddle shifters|
|Dynamics:||Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)|
GT adds over ES:
Lancer Sportback Options:
Alloy Wheel Package adds: 16-in. alloy wheels and Rear disc brakes.
Deluxe Package (must combine Alloy Wheel Package) adds: 6 speaker audio system, SIRIUSXM® satellite radio with 3-month paid service; chrome lower grille surround; soft touch door trim (front); power glass sunroof; FAST-key entry system; leather-wrapped steering wheel; chrome inner door lever; high contrast meter with color LCD display.
Touring Package (GT model) Leather seating surfaces; heated front seats; 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium sound system with 9 speakers including 10-in. dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control®, DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA-WIDE surround, and Dolby® Volume ; High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights; rain-sensing wipers; auto on/off headlight control; power glass sunroof; auto dimming rearview mirror.
Navigation Package (GT model) adds: MMCS navigation system with 7-in. high-definition touch panel, voice command, 3D mapping, point-of-interest information, real-time traffic, and Mapcare® including two map updates.
Exterior Package adds: front air dam, exhaust finisher, and fog lights.
Interior Package adds: aluminum shift knob and brake grip.
Popular Equipment adds: alloy fuel door, scuff plates, trunk mat, and rear bumper protector.
LED Illumination Package adds: floor illumination (blue LED), interior lights.
Chrome Package adds: mirror covers, and outer door handle covers.
All Weather Package adds: remote engine start, all-weather floormats (front), rear mudguards.
FUSE Hands-Free Link System® with USB Port
Roof Rack Cross
All Weather Floormats
Chrome Lower Grille Garnish