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Mitsubishi Lancer Saloon boot space, practicality and safety

2008 - 2010 (change model)
Practicality rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

The Lancer was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. It scored the maximum five stars and all models come with ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, seven airbags, electric anti-trapping windows, Isofix child seat mountings and three-point seatbelts with outer force limiters and pretensioners.

The Lancer may be longer than most alternatives, but the boot doesn’t seem to benefit from the extra length. Interior leg room is ample, but the 400-litre boot is smaller than other cars, such as the Ford Focus and Renault Megane. For longer items, the rear seats split and fold, while the decent-sized glovebox, centre console storage and door bins are useful family features.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (21)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
GS3 Standard Equipment (5)
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control
GS3 Optional Equipment
  • n/a
GS4 Standard Equipment (7)
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
GS4 Optional Equipment
  • n/a
SE Standard Equipment (2)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
SE Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 4570mm
Width 1760mm
Height 1490mm
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