I drove the Lancer to a friend’s house for a Girls Day Out. As soon as I pulled into the driveway, both my friend and her teenage son had a few “Ooh’s and Ahh’s”, followed by three big questions that arose. My friend’s son is in the market for a vehicle, so I took the questions down and told them I would share my thoughts. With my research, I found the Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact sedan that offers crisp styling and great handling at an affordable price.
What safety features does the Lancer provide?
With any vehicle, I am quick to familiarize myself with the safety features, and the Lancer has several worth noting:
- Anti Theft Alarm System
- 7 Airbag Safety System including driver’s knee airbag
- Active Stability Control
- Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution Construction
- Rear view Camera System
- Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
It’s a car and I will be hanging out with my friends. How is the interior space?
With this question, I offered to take my friend’s family around the block. While you may think it’s small, four adults fit comfortably inside, as the Lancer provided good head room and acceptable leg space. Another great example? My husband, who is about 6 feet tall, still had some room between his head and the car’s roof, when riding in the front passenger seat.
What about technology?
The Lancer I drove didn’t offer much in-depth technology, other than Bluetooth capabilities. I was able to sync my phone with the system for hands-free phone use, which comes in handy while driving (especially in school zones). This vehicle was made for basic transportation, and it works well. I didn’t miss the heated seats or dual A/C – just as I didn’t miss it years ago when that was not an option. I think the “basic” car is just what some people are looking for, though it is offered in ES, SE and GT trim levels.