2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview


Looking for a Used Lancer in your area?

CarGurus has 6,573 nationwide Lancer listings starting at $3,000.

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.


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.

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer vs:

    Have you driven a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2002 Mitsubishi LancerPeople researching a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer contacted a dealer about


    Looking for a Used Lancer in your area?

    CarGurus has 6,573 nationwide Lancer listings starting at $3,000.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Mitsubishi Lancer Questions


    What Do I Need

    I got a 2002 mitsubishi lancer when i start the car the rpms start at 2000 to 2500 and it stays there in neutral so i put it in first gear and still stays there but when i go in first gear it jerks...

    2 views with no answers yet

    Why Does My Car Idle Poorly With The Ac On?

    when ever i turn on my AC the RPM goes down and cause the AC to not run properly and the car to idle poorly

    1,426 views with 11 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Oz Rally

    My Car is manual while driving and giving gas it stalls and hesitates. I push the gas all the way down and it feels like no gas it's passing by, but im no mechanic. Just a female that loves her ca...

    15 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Why Is My 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Giving Me Problems

    I have a Mitsubishi lancer 2002an first thing in the morning when it starts it idles real low an wants to kill an when I give it gas sometimes it brings the idle up but sometimes hitting the gas dose...

    3 views with no answers yet

    Car Loses Power

    my 2002 model, mitsubishi cedia suddenly loses power and engine rev shoots. i have replaced the gearbox with no success

    6 views with no answers yet