This past weekend, my husband and I flew down to Sonoma County, California to celebrate our 20-year relationship in wine country. We were so grateful to be able to drive this sweet 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4L during our time there.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4L we drove (and the exact one pictured here throughout the post) has a total MSRP of $27,390. It's a 4-door sedan with "Wicked White" exterior and black leather interior. It came with the Touring Package, which included the leather seating, 710-watt Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound System, rain sensing wipers, auto on/off headlight control, power glass sunroof, rear lip spoiler (which replaces the former rear wing spoiler), auto-dimming rearview mirror, and heated front seats. This vehicle also came with a navigation system package. The miles per gallon (MPG) for this vehicle: 23 in the city and 30 on the highway.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4L is a looker, I have to say. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we were given a model with white exterior and black leather interior, and she was a beauty. Sleek with a longer hood and shorter tail, this sporty little number is a great looking car for younger singles, couples without kids, or families who have younger kids.
ROOM & COMFORT
Since it was just my husband and I on this trip, we had a lot of space in the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4L. There's comfortable leg room in the driver side and the passenger side. The back seat can comfortably fit car seats for babies or toddlers, and probably two younger kids, but we can tell the legroom would start feeling cramped on longer car rides for tweens, teens, or adults. Still, the seats are so cushiony, that four adults could comfortably be seated in this car for commuting around the city, or even for day trips out of town (five adults if you put a shortie like me in the middle back seat as you know you always do, friends).
The trunk is a decent size: not large enough for a camping trip or ski outing, but large enough for two carry-on luggages and a large case of wine. It's perfect if you are commuting and placing groceries or smaller sports gear in the trunk.
I can't stop using the word "sporty" because that's really what the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4L is: it's a zippy sports car in a sedan body.
The pick-up on this car is fantastic, as is the turning radius. It handles well in stop-and-go traffic (which was a lot of Sonoma), and offers smooth sailing on the freeway. With all-wheel control originally developed for the rally circuit, this puppy moves and grooves with every curve, gracefully.
What I like about the sporty car drive in a sedan body is that I felt very safe driving the Lancer. It comes with advanced dual front airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver's side knee airbag, plus front crumple zones.
The Lancer came with other fun features which seem to be more & more standard in newer vehicles: SiriusXM Satellite radio, rearview camera system, fast key entry system, keyless start. It also had a decent amount of cup holders throughout the car, and storage space -- two things we all know are important when you've got kids, or if you're someone like me, and spend a lot of time zipping around town in your car.
With me, it's the silly little details that impress. Like this sweet "See You" note that appears when you power down the car.
I know, I'm a sucker for silly details. But it's cute, right? And it makes you smile, you know it does.
Overall, I liked the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer -- a lot more than I thought I would. I honestly don't have anything negative to say about it, or even things that I would change. It's a great deal, starting at just $20K going up to around $30K depending on the packages you add on. It looks great and the ride is smooth and enjoyable. If you're in the market for a sporty sedan, I would recommend a test drive. It's worth checking out!
Disclosure: Thanks to DriveSTI for allowing us the complimentary 3-day test drive during our time in Sonoma, California. The opinions in this post are all my own, and as always, I only share products with you that I am personally happy with/stoked about/love so much or intrigued by so much that I have to share.