Driving a Mitsubishi Lancer is much like its name: sharp, strong, and straightforward. That’s good news for potential buyers near Charlotte: the impressive 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is currently available at Keffer Mitsubishi in Huntersville, and this Lancer is as strong as ever. While the 2012 model is largely unchanged from last year’s, you can count on the same aggressive styling cues, excellent performance for a mid-size compact, and an awful lot of poise. The most exciting new development is the new GT line, which is similar to last year’s GTS but with all-wheel drive technology to help rule the tricky roads.
Mitsubishi Lancer Details
The first consideration for any performance car is the engine, and the 2012 Lancer brings two options: the standard is a surprisingly efficient 2.0-liter, 152 horsepower four-cylinder motor that can still achieve an estimated 34 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg in the city. There is also a feisty 2.4-liter engine available that cranks out 168 horsepower, and still manages an estimated fuel economy of up to 31 mpg highway.
Many of the 2012 Lancer’s improvements have to do with the driving experience, as this is a “driver’s” compact car. Thus, the sporty GTS line with stiffened suspension and new all-wheel drive. This year’s Lancer also has voice-activation features to allow drivers to concentrate on the road ahead, along with a few other tweaks that we’d be happy to tell you all about down at Keffer Mitsubishi. There are also expanded comfort, electronic, and styling packages available on all trim lines of the Lancer, which you can learn more about on our inventory page.
Mitsubishi Lancer Safety and Special Features
The Lancer is an award-winning safety vehicle, with top-pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2012 model received their highest rating of “Good” for front and side-impact tests, and a rating of “Good” for a new roof strength test. Together these have earned it “top pick” status in safety. The high rating is also due in part to standard features like stability control, complete airbag coverage, and anti-lock brake packages. Beyond the safety features, the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer also provides a lot of options and customizations, such as USB connectivity, the new FUSE voice-control system, and high end interior packages with things like leather and sunroof.
Buying a Mitsubishi Lancer
Drivers who have experienced the Lancer will already know it as an energetic little car that has the ability to impress both as a compact and on those curvy roads. And at Keffer Mitsubishi, we’ve been proud to offer this driving machine to our customers for years, both new and used. The 2012 Lancer takes this reputation and reinforces it by adding some new customization features, a few sharp new styling cues, and the wonderfully sporty all-wheel-drive GTS line. If you’d like to learn more about this distinctive vehicle, visit our location just north of Charlotte to learn more exciting details about the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.