Looking for a Used Lancer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,060 nationwide Lancer listings starting at $1,990.

Average user score
4.5 5 stars
Based on 24 reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview

The overall Lancer lineup has been slimmed this year with the discontinuation of the Sportback Wagon. The sedan model also loses the LS trim. The O-Z Rally is now finished with special racing wheels, and it is now eligible for the Sun and Sound Option Package. The base level ES gets an enhanced Convenience Package, which now includes color-keyed mirrors, cruise control and intermittent wipers.

There are three trim variations for the 2005 Lancer sedan: ES, O-Z Rally and Ralliart. The base ES includes the basic convenience features, like air conditioning, tilt steering, cup holders, power mirrors, power windows, power door locks and a CD player. Higher trims add cruise control, keyless, and various performance enhancements.

The ES and O-Z Rally are powered by a 2.0 liter inline four, which provides 120 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. The ES and O-Z engines may be paired with either a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic. The Ralliart upgrades to a 2.4 liter inline four, making 162 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. This performance model is only available with the automatic. Fuel economy for the 2.4 is estimated at 23/29 mpg.

The Lancer lineup is split into two separate models: the Lancer sedan and the high performance Lancer Evolution. There are some important distinctions between the two. The regular Lancer models offer an adequate performer with the Ralliart, but reviewers agree that the ES and O-Z might be a bit too sluggish for most eager drivers. The Evolution is also set apart by price, costing over $10,000 more than the regular Lancers.

The ES, O-Z and Ralliart all offer a roomy and interior with a considerable list of features, refined engines, and a stable ride. Shortcomings include a lack of safety features and storage space.


What's your take on the 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer?

  • Report
Have you driven a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer?  
Rank This Car

Looking for a Used Lancer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,060 nationwide Lancer listings starting at $1,990.

Have questions?   Ask a question

Mitsubishi Lancer Questions

I Have Mitsubishi Lancer 20015 In The Morning The Car Work Normally After ...

I have Mitsubishi lancer 20015 in the morning or when t the car work normally after 15 or 20 minutes driving it will start slowing down ( drives slow) and cuts off electricity mainly when acce...

How Much It Cost To Modified And Changed Lancer Front And Back Lights

Hiw much it cost to modifie lancer front and back light i means if i want to repleace them

I Have A 2005 MItsubishi Lancer ES, On My Way Home From Work It Was Running...



2005 Lancer CH Wagon

G'day having problems with my Lancer starting it cranks but fuel pump doesn't turn on and i didn't see any spark from the plugs. Have check all relays and fuses they are 100% but I have noticed a ...