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SE Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MIVEC I4 engine
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • All-wheel control (AWC)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • P205/60R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Lower side air dams
  • Chrome accent front grille
  • Auto-off halogen headlights
  • Side marker lights
  • Color-keyed heated folding pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Color-keyed door handles

Entertainment Features

  • 140-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers
  • Roof mounted antenna
  • Bluetooth ready pre-wire switch

Interior Features

  • Deluxe cloth heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, driver seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat -inc: folding armrest, cupholders, (3) adjustable head restraints
  • Front center console w/armrest -inc: (2) covered cupholders
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted illuminated audio & cruise controls
  • Tachometer
  • Monochrome multi-information display -inc: odometer, trip meter, outside temp, average fuel consumption, driving distance to empty, service reminder, drive mode, automatic transmission position, water temp & low fuel warnings, trip computer, seatbelt reminder
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver side auto up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote trunk & fuel lid release
  • Keyless entry w/panic alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Air conditioning -inc: micron air filtration
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Ashtray
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Front door panel bottle holders
  • (4) retractable assist grips
  • Driver & front passenger sun visors
  • Trunk lamp

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Active stability control (ASC) w/traction control
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • RISE body construction
  • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor, front/rear side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, front side impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts for all occupants
  • Height adjustable front shoulder belt anchors -inc: pretensioners
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat LATCH system (lower anchors & tethers for children)
  • Interior trunk lid release handle
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Active head restraints

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Reviews

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE

My car is very reliable. I love that it is a sedan but still has the four wheel drive option. I also enjoy the features my car has such as the heated seats. The car is compact, but still very comfortable. It drives very well and is great on gas. It has an awesome eco feature which helps highway mileage. I would recommend my car to consumers

- Sally P

Reliable, easy to drive car

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE

It is a nice and reliable car. I haven't had any issues with it since buying it new from the dealership. It gets good gas mileage and has not required any unforeseen maintenance. There are currently about 67,000 miles on the car I drive and it still is running perfectly fine'again with no unforeseen issues.

- Cal B

The lancer has interesting features.

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE

My car is reliable, since I have had it for 8 years now it really has not given me much problems or it does not shut down when I am driving far. When I am driving far the gas lasts a good while before I have to fill it up again. The seats are really comfortable to sit in.

- Celine S

Reliable car that gets great gas mileage

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE

I have had my car for about seven years now. I haven't had any problems with my car and it hasn't required any unforeseen issues. The car has been incredibly reliable, with good gas mileage. Currently, my car has about 67,000 miles on it and still runs perfectly fine.

- Cal B

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