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Media post: The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is a great all wheel drive compact

This compact sedan will surprise you with all that it has to offer. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is available in all-wheel drive, which is nice no matter where you live; it just makes your car safer and lets you drive in any kind of weather with peace of mind. Other standard features for the 2017 model year are the rearview camera and the 6.1-inch touchscreen. It has also received a front-end make over and the styling gives the Lancer the look and feel of much more expensive brands.

Besides being a great looking compact sedan, the Lancer has a strong 2.4-liter engine that provides quick acceleration and will get you where you want to go on time and on schedule. That get up and go comes in all three trim levels: ES, SE and SEL. The base trim level is the ES and it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels LED running lights, integrated turn signals, automatic climate control, Heated mirrors, remote keyless entry, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, CD player, rearview camera, USB port and a sound system.

The SE has some additional features like a six-speaker sound system, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, sport tuned suspension and 18-inch wheels. If you select the SEL trim level you’re going to get all the SE’s features plus automatic wipers, upgraded interior, leather upholstery, a leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and automatic headlights. Some of the options that are available on all Lancer trim levels are: LED fog lights, rear parking sensors, a rear spoiler, a 7-inch touchscreen and a navigation system.

The 2017 Mitsubishi lancer has great fuel economy. The EPA estimated the Lancer will give you 28 miles per gallon combined with a manual transmission and 30 miles per gallon with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission). That is with the 2.0-liter engine. When driving the 2.4-liter motor and all-wheel drive, the EPA gives the Lancer an estimated 26 miles per gallon combined. You can test drive a Lancer with either one of these engines at West Loop Mitsubishi.

The Lancer has plenty of safety features such as, traction and stability control, driver knee airbag, full-length side curtain airbags, front seat side airbags, rearview camera and antilock disc brakes. It has earned high safety marks from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) for overall frontal protection and side protection, side impact, roof strength, moderate overlap front impact and head restraint.

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