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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Lancer has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP, so there are no safety ratings to report. However, it does have front and side airbags and ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution. There’s also full three-point seatbelts throughout – including the rear central seat, which is often just a lap belt and not as protective – and Lancer is fitted with front and side airbags, child-proof rear door locks, ISOFIX child anchor points and ABS as standard.

All models are secured with an immobiliser and keyless entry.

Boot space is sufficient, swallowing up to 430 litres – easily enough for the weekly shop – and the low load lip helps when packing heavy goods. There are various storage boxes in the cabin, including a large glovebox, armrest bin and cupholders, but nothing that stands out from other cars in this class. All models get 60/40 split folding rear seats, which are great for extending luggage capacity or storing longer items, but do not fold completely flat.

Parking is hampered by the obstructive spoiler.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer Saloon (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Leather seat trim
Elegance optional equipment
None available

Equippe equipment

Equippe standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
Equippe optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
None available