Lancer

Looking for a Used Lancer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,083 nationwide Lancer listings starting at $1,990.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.2 5 stars
Based on 66 reviews

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview

The Lancer is a new addition to the Mitsubishi lineup for 2002, replacing the Mirage economy car. The new Lancer name has been used to announce significant engineering improvements to its entry level car. The Lancer is larger, more powerful, and more equipped than its predecessor.

There are three trim levels for the Lancer: the ES, LS and O-Z Rally. All models are powered by a 2.0 liter inline four, which generates 120 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. The ES and O-Z are available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The LS is only available with the automatic. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 26/33 mpg with the manual and 24/30 mpg with the automatic.

More features also become available with the Lancer, as Mitsubishi attempts to distance this new offering from the Mirage. All models come standard with air conditioning, power steering, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, a CD player and automatic-off headlights. The two upper trims include cruise control, keyless entry and alloy wheels.

According to reviewers, he Lancer's best features are a comprehensive features list, a spacious interior and fuel economy. There is plenty of head and leg room are adequate, but the cabin is too narrow for three adults to be comfortable in the back. Some interior materials retain the low quality attributes of the Mirage, but the interior does appear to be well-constructed.

The Lancer's acceleration might be frustrating for some drivers. Test drivers recommend the manual transmission.

Updated

What's your take on the 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer?

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer?  
Rank This Car
Lancer

Looking for a Used Lancer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,083 nationwide Lancer listings starting at $1,990.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Mitsubishi Lancer Questions

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Electical Issue AC/Radiator Fan

The radiator fans in the car started running all the time and would run when the engine was cold and would run for a minute or two after the key was turned off. The other day the battery died and I r...

30

Radiator Cooling Fan Not Working

My radiator fan wont turn on, on it's own. When I turn the AC on both fans kick on. And work perfect, keep the car cool but if the AC is off the car no radiator fan. I just replaced the fan contro...

02 Lancer OZ Rally - Won't Start

Okay so I just replaced the clutch in my 2002 Lancer OZ Rally and I go to start it to make sure everything is connected and the motor runs. Well when I turn the key it cranks once and then stops and...

1] Mitsubishi Lancer 1999 Has A Transmission Delay, What Might Be The Reaso...

1] Mitsubishi lancer 1999 has a transmission delay, what might be the reason? 2] The other problem is on the accelerator pedal, why it is that it sometime stuck or becomes hard

Head Gasket

Whenever idling it will start to shake and stall out after a while of it being turned on, it did overheat once then thats when the problem began im just wondering if i blew my head gasket