Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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.

However, while traction and stability control is standard on GS3 and GS4 models it's not even an option on the base GS2.

It may be a hatch but the Lancer Sportback actually has less luggage space than the saloon model, with 344 litres - about the same as a VW Golf. However, thanks to the bulbous rear end the boot has a wide opening while there's a clever two-level boot floor. Leaving it down increases the boot capacity, but in its higher position it provides a flat floor when the rear seats are folded down - making it easy to load heavy or large objects, plus there's extra storage underneath.

Folding the rear seats down is very simple too - just pull a handle in the boot and the seat backs drop down automatically.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback (08-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel

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
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

GS2 equipment

GS2 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
GS2 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control

GS3 equipment

GS3 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control
GS3 optional equipment
None available

GS4 equipment

GS4 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
GS4 optional equipment
None available

Juro equipment

Juro standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
Juro optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors