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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

Most automotive brands offer drivers a practical compact sedan model in their lineup and Mitsubishi has the Lancer. Consumers are drawn to Mitsubishi’s Lancer for its sporty handling on the road, available all-wheel drive, and low starting MSRP. Once buyers land on the Mitsubishi Lancer as their next vehicle, there is still the question of what model year to choose. In this comparison, let’s look at the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer to see what differs between model years.

All brands tweak most vehicles between model years. It is important to consider these model year changes when determining each vehicle's value in relation to its price tag. The most significant change to the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is the inclusion of a rearview camera and center touchscreen as standard features. These features are optional and cost extra in the 2016 Lancer model. Buyers looking for these features may find the low starting MSRP and their inclusion, at no extra cost, to be of significant value. Buyers who are uninterested in these features may prefer the 2016 Lancer.

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
$17,795 starting MSRP $17,795
24/33 fuel economy (city/hwy) 24/33
2.0-liter four-cylinder base engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
12.3 cubic feet cargo space 12.3 cubic feet

Trim levels offered on the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

Both the 2016 and 2017 Mitsubishi Lancers have a variety of trim levels to suit the needs of many different drivers. The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer offers four trim levels (ES, SE, SEL, and GT). The GT trim was discontinued for 2017 making the 2017 Lancer now available in three trim levels (ES, SE, and SEL). Most features from the discontinued GT trim can be found in the SE trim level. The base ES trim on the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer comes with an impressive array of standard features considering its low price tag like heated mirrors with integrated turning signals, remote keyless entry, climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, rearview camera, Bluetooth, voice controls and a four-speaker sound system. The SE trim level offers sport-tuned suspension, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, and an additional two speakers. The highest trim level, SEL, will offer even more features like automatic headlights, automatic wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, and leather wrapped interior accessories.

Contact us at Libertyville Mitsubishi for more information on Mitsubishi’s 2017 Lancer and 2016 Lancer. Interested parties can also look at a list of Libertyville Mitsubishi’s currently in-stock vehicles on the Libertyville Mitsubishi website.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer from behind with white background
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer spoiler
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer dashboard overview
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer touchscreen close up