2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews from North America

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0 gas

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 gas Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance1600 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am


Piece of crap


Car just started randomly misfiring.

Surges at highway speeds.

Jerks when backing up; almost shuts off.

Stereo sounds horrible for supposedly being the upgraded system.

General Comments:

The car is so slow, it's almost dangerous to merge on the freeway.

It screams fast with the appearance package, but it's slow.

Cheap interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th January, 2011

1st Feb 2011, 11:52

Sounds like Mitsubishi's fancy computers aren't working out for ya.

3rd Feb 2011, 17:19

Nope, it's a real pile, it would be nice to just get rid of such a bad car.

10th Feb 2011, 04:11

Why on earth didn't test drive this car before you bought it?

2.0 litre and a CVT transmission will never be a sports car. You need a turbo or a 3.0 or even more if you want automatic and it to be fast. Or you could get a manual transmission, which are much faster 0-60. Any car with a small 4 cylinder engine and automatic will be slow.

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4L

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired42 miles
Most recent distance3060 miles
Previous carFord F150


Cheap, comfortable, quick, fun to drive


None so far. Only 3k miles.

General Comments:

This car is really quick, and handles like a dream.

Torque steer is noticeable, but mainly during sharp turns.

The gas mileage isn't great, compared to other cars in its class, but it's so much more fun to drive that it's well worth it.

The seats are firm, supportive, and comfortable, and controls are easily reachable, and easy to use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2010

28th Jan 2011, 17:53

I don't know how a car with not much torque has torque steer. If you really want to feel torque steer, drive a newer Impala SS or an SRT-4.

5th Mar 2011, 09:38

I have a GTS too (2011, reviewed here) and I've had torque steer from time to time. "Not much torque" is extremely relative, BTW -- the Lancer GTS 2.4 of today would have been considered an extremely high-performance 4 cylinder vehicle in the mid-to-late 1980s, considering it outperforms turbocharged higher-displacement 4s and 6s of that era.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews