Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact car produced from 1973 to 2017. In China and Taiwan, heavily modified Lancer X is available for sale even today; it is called Lancer EX there.
Among Mitsubishi models, Lancer ranked between Mitsubishi Colt and Mitsubishi Galant (until 2012)/Proudia (until 2016).
Until 2000, the subcompact Mitsubishi Mirage was sold under the name Lancer, which ranked below Mitsubishi Carisma.
Here are popular analogs to Lancer: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus, VW Jetta, Kia Cerato, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Pulsar, Mazda 3, Opel Astra, and this list seems endless.
Now let’s have a look at the Lancer engines, but we will start with 7 generation — the last Mirage sold as Lancer. It is a small car with small inline-4 engines 4G13, 4G15, 4A91, 4G92, and 4G93. The top Lancer 7 used turbocharged 4G93 and the small 1.8-liter V6 — 6A11. Fans of diesel engines were offered the model with the 4D68 engine.
In 2000 production of Lancer generation 8 started, and here are the engines used in it: 4G13, 4G15, 4G18, 4G63, 4G94, 4G93, and turbocharged 4G93. The fastest car was Lancer Ralliart with the 2.4-liter 4G69 under the hood.
From 2007 to 2017, 9 gen was produced, known as Lancer X. All engines were completely updated here. The smallest engine for Lancer X was 1.5-liter 4A91, followed by 1.6-liter 4A92, and those who were not happy with that could buy the 1.8-liter 4B10, the 2.0-liter 4B11, and the 2.4-liter 4B12. One could also purchase the diesel Lancer X with 4N13 or with a VW engine.
On the Lancer platform, the fast AWD Lancer Evolution was developed, which used the turbocharged 4G63T and 4B11T engines. We have already told about these cars HERE.
A simplified model — Lancer Ralliart X was made, you will find information about its engine below.
Choose your car from the list and learn the most important things about Lancer engines: their specifications, recommended oil, its amount, and replacement intervals. You will also learn what problems are possible (high oil consumption, noise, vibrations, rattle, etc.) and what you should do if they occur, you will learn how reliable Lancer engines are and what their service life is, how to boost power, which mods you will need for it, and how much horsepower you can add.
8th generation (1995 — 2003)
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (88 HP) — 1.3 L
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (94 HP) — 1.5 L
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (110 HP) — 1.5 L
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (175 HP) — 1.6 L
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (135 HP) — 1.8 L
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (205 HP) — 1.8 L
Mitsubishi Lancer/Mirage (88 HP) — 2.0 L DT
9th generation (2000 — 2017)
Mitsubishi Lancer (82 HP) — 1.3 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (90 HP) — 1.5 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (98 HP) — 1.6 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (114 HP) — 1.8 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (160 HP) — 1.8 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (120 HP) — 2.0 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (135 HP) — 2.0 L
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart (162 HP) — 2.4 L
10th generation (2007 — 2017)
Mitsubishi Lancer (109 HP) — 1.5 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (117 HP) — 1.6 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (143 HP) — 1.8 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (150 HP) — 2.0 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (170 HP) — 2.4 L
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart (240 HP) — 2.0 L
Mitsubishi Lancer (150 HP) — 1.8 L DI-D
Mitsubishi Lancer (140 HP) — 2.0 L DI-D
11th generation (2017 — present)
Mitsubishi Lancer EX (139 HP) — 1.8 L