2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Review
A new name for a new car loaded with equipment.
The Mitsubishi Lancer is most attractive in the base ES trim where the MSRP of $13,897 nets a handsome sedan with generous room for riders plus comforts from impressive standard features that usually cost extra.
Lancer LS provides more gear but more dollars go to the bottom line. Lancer O-Z Rally looks cool and adds sporty touches for a reasonable price. Absent, though, are a powerful turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive found on the homologated rally cars such as the Subaru WRX.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||ES ($13,897); LS ($15,897); OZ Rally ($15,487)|
|Engines:||2.0-liter sohc I-4|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||dual front airbags, side-impact door beams, 3-point seatbelts front and rear, emergency trunk lid internal release|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||ABS, side-impact airbags|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Mizushima, Japan|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Lancer OZ Rally ($15,487)|
|Standard Equipment:||(OZ Rally) air conditioning, power door locks, power windows with driver's one-touch down, power exterior mirrors, driver's seat with eight-way power, premium fabric upholstery with cloth seatbacks, analog instruments with tachometer, two-speed intermittent windshield wipers with mist control, plastic trim on dash and shift ring simulating brushed aluminum, AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers, 15-in. OZ Racing alloy wheels with 195/60R15 tires|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||rear spoiler ($360)|
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|Price as tested (MSRP)||15847|
|Layout:||front engine, front-wheel drive|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||120 @ 5500|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||130 @ 4250|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||26/33|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||38.8/51.2/43.2|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||36.7/50.2/36.6|
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