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New for 2013: Mitsubishi

9/24/2012
2013 Mitsubishi Model Overview

Mitsubishi drops three models for 2013, leaving five models to populate dealer showrooms, including the i-MiEV electric car. The Eclipse sport coupe and convertible, Endeavor 7-passenger SUV, and the Galant midsize family sedan have gone out of production. For 2013, Mitsubishi's lineup includes the compact Lancer sedan and 5-door hatchback, 7-passenger Outlander crossover SUV, 5-passenger Outlander Sport crossover SUV, the iconic Lancer Evolution sport sedan, and the i-MiEV. Aside from minor changes, the big news is that the Outlander Sport receives a mid-life update and production moves to Mitsubishi's factory in Illinois.


2013 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a 4-passenger electric car with a 62-mile driving range. Mitsubishi says that it takes 22 hours to fully recharge the i-MiEV using a standard household power outlet, or 7 hours using a dedicated 240-volt outlet. The i-MiEV is offered in ES or SE trim levels.

What's New:

  • Changes for 2013 have not been announced as this buyer's guide was written


2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is a 5-passenger compact car sold in 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles, the latter known as the Sportback. The Lancer Sedan is offered in DE, ES, SE, GT, and Ralliart trim levels, while the Sportback is sold as the ES or the GT. The Lancer Sedan offers an optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system called All Wheel Control (AWC) as a way to differentiate it from other models in the segment.

What's New:

  • SE AWC Sedan gains new 16-inch aluminum wheels and plug-in roof carrier attachment points
  • Premium package for SE AWC Sedan includes power sunroof, premium sound system, improved gauges, and upgraded interior materials
  • Exterior package for Sportback model includes fog lights, front spoiler, and an exhaust finisher
  • Interior package for Sportback model includes aluminum shift knob, aluminum brake handle grip, and LED cabin lighting
  • All Weather package for Sportback model includes remote engine start, mudguards, and all-weather floor mats
  • Popular Equipment package for Sportback model includes trunk mat, scuff plates, rear bumper protector, and alloy fuel door


2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive (AWD) sport sedan sold in GSR and MR trim levels. Key highlights of this model include a 291-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, AWD system with an Active Center Differential, Active Yaw Control rear differential, and a limited-slip front differential. A manual gearbox is standard with a 6-speed twin-clutch automated manual transmission available as an option.

What's New:
  • No changes for 2013


2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
This is the final year for the current Mitsubishi Outlander, which offers 5-passenger seating plus an available jump seat in the cargo area that can be used to carry 2 additional passengers when necessary. A redesigned model will arrive for the 2014 model year. To keep the Outlander appealing to compact crossover SUV buyers, Mitsubishi adds standard equipment and new option packages for 2013. The 2013 Outlander is offered in ES, SE, and GT trim levels with a choice between 4-cylinder and V-6 engines and front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New:
  • Standard automatic climate control for SE
  • Standard heated front seats for SE and GT
  • Standard heated side mirrors for SE and GT
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity for SE and GT
  • Standard satellite radio for GT
  • Entertainment package with rear-seat entertainment system
  • All Weather package with remote engine start, mudguards, and all-weather floor mats
  • Exterior package with oversized rear spoiler and "GT" graphic
  • Towing package with tow hitch and wiring harness


2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi moves production of its 5-passenger crossover SUV from Japan to the United States for 2013. In addition to this change, the 2013 Outlander Sport receives front and rear styling updates, new interior materials, and revisions to the suspension, steering, and continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Outlander Sport is available in ES and SE trim, with front- or all-wheel drive and a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.

What's New:
  • Now built in the United States
  • Restyled front and rear bumpers
  • Grille and fog light designs
  • Side sill trim
  • Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Interior materials and trim
  • Added sound insulation material
  • Improved premium audio system
  • Modified suspension, steering and CVT
  • Two additional exterior colors