Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
List price range
$3,394 - $6,995

Pros

  • Spacious and nicely appointed interior, smooth power delivery, comfortable ride, spirited acceleration in Ralliart model.

Cons

  • Weak acceleration on ES, SE and O-Z Rally models, small trunk.

Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer for Sale

Mitsubishi Lancer 2006 Ralliart 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
76,549 miles
Used 2006
Mitsubishi Lancer
Ralliart
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
Take your place behind the wheel of our 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart showcased in Labrador Black. Powered by a 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder generating 162hp while mated with a smooth shifting 4 Speed Automatic transmission, this sporty Front Wheel Drive sedan offers up to 27mpg on the highway. Sharp wheels, fog lights and a rear spoiler make this compact a head-turning machine.%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;Within easy reach are power windows and locks as well as a superb AM/FM/CD sound system. Also be sure to take advantage of Mitsubishi providing remote keyless entry, cruise control and an adjustable steering wheel.%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;On the safety front, Mitsubishi stocked this Ralliart with 4 wheel ABS, an array of airbags, child safety locks and seat anchors as well as daytime running lights. With great looks and the features you demand, you need to put this Ralliart on your short list. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership%2521
Mitsubishi Lancer 2006 ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
112,728 miles
Used 2006
Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
(12)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$3,394
Est.Loan: $70/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Although the Lancer ES, SE and O-Z Rally models are underpowered, the more powerful Ralliart is worth a look if you're shopping for a fun-to-drive economy sedan with an inviting cabin.

vehicle overview

Introduced in 2002 as a replacement for the aged Mirage sedan, the Mitsubishi Lancer came to market boasting upscale style and more rear-seat room than most of its rivals. Apart from that, there was really nothing that separated the Mitsubishi Lancer from the Civics, Corollas, Sentras and Elantras slugging it out in the economy sedan arena, especially since the only engine choice was a weak 120-horsepower four-cylinder. An effort was made (and still is today) to market the O-Z Rally as a sporty sedan, but with just the base engine, it remains all-show and no-go. For 2004, continuing its quest for young, active buyers, Mitsubishi introduced a new compact wagon known as the Sportback and brought out more powerful Ralliart versions of both the sedan and the wagon. For 2005, Mitsubishi discontinued the Sportback wagons, leaving only the sedans once again. The lone remaining Ralliart sedan model still offers 162 horsepower, quite a boost over the base 120.

Ralliart is Mitsubishi's international performance brand, engineered by the same people who worked on Mitsubishi's high-performance Lancer Evolution sedan. Mitsubishi uses the Ralliart sedan to grab a little market share in the econosport sedan and hatchback group. In service of this mission, the Lancer Ralliart has a sport-tuned suspension for tighter handling in the turns.

Despite their well-appointed interiors and smooth ride quality, the base, SE and O-Z Rally models handle a little too sloppily for our taste, and their lack of power doesn't help matters. The Lancer Ralliart, with its more potent motor, better suspension and standard safety features, is a much better choice. These aspects, combined with an attractive interior, make the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer a pretty compelling small sedan.

trim levels & features

The 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan is available in four trim levels: ES, SE, O-Z Rally and Ralliart. ES sedans come with items like 15-inch wheels; air-conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; a tilt steering wheel; a height-adjustable driver seat; and a CD player. The SE adds alloy wheels, chrome door handles (inside and out), Alcantara seating, power sunroof, cruise control, keyless entry, intermittent wipers and six-speaker audio. The O-Z Rally trim adds O-Z Rally alloy wheels, ground effects, white-faced gauges, cruise control, a split-folding rear seat, keyless entry, unique interior trim and embroidered floor mats. Top-of-the-line Ralliart models add foglamps, lower body kit moldings, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and sport seats. The ES can be had with most of the O-Z's additional equipment through a convenience package, and O-Z Rally and Ralliart buyers can further upgrade with the Sun and Sound package, which provides a power sunroof and a 315-watt Infinity stereo.

performance & mpg

The ES, SE and O-Z Rally sedans are powered by a 120-horsepower, 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder. The Ralliart sedan upgrades to a 2.4-liter engine tuned to produce 162 hp and 162 pound-feet of. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models, with a four-speed automatic available as an option.

safety

Antilock brakes and side airbags are standard on the Ralliart models, and optional on the ES, SE and O-Z Rally. In NHTSA crash testing, the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer scored five (out of five) stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts. In side-impact tests, the Lancer received a subpar two-star rating for front-occupant protection (without side airbags) and four stars for rear-occupant protection. In frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, the Lancer received a "Good" rating (the highest possible). In IIHS side-impact testing, a Lancer without side airbags received a "Poor" rating (the lowest).

driving

Like its Galant sibling, the smooth-riding Mitsubishi Lancer does a fine job of isolating passengers from nasty jolts on the roadway. Base models provide adequate power around town, but highway travel will make you wish you had more than 120 hp. With 162 horses to go around, the Ralliart model is much more enjoyable, especially when equipped with the slick-shifting five-speed manual. Although standard Lancers offer modest handling capability, the sport-tuned Ralliart model has sharper reflexes and is fun to drive.

interior

The Lancer's interior is surprisingly stylish and constructed with quality materials. This car also has one of the roomiest cabins in its class. Rear-seat legroom, at 36.6 inches, comes close to what many midsize sedans offer. Ralliart models provide an all-black interior with carbonlike accents and sport bucket front seats.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer.

A Fun car to drive
wranglerman59, 2/21/2012
Purchased new in Sept. 06, after shopping all the others, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, etc... we picked the Lancer. There is plenty of room for the driver, I'm 6'4". Will carry 4 adults and luggage. Handles great, good performance, for a 4 dr sedan. Very comfortable for short or long drives (took a 7 day 4k mile trip) gets 25-30 mpg around town and 29-36 hwy. have over 98k miles and still runs great, with only oil changes, tires and timing belt replaced, still has factory brakes! one of the best if not the best car I have every owned/driven (have owned 36 cars/trucks)
Love my Lancer 3
Tim, 10/27/2010
As of October 2010 with over 55,000 miles still loving my 2006 Lancer SE. I had to get new tires at 50,000 miles and the brakes are about due for service (at 58,000 miles!!). I used to tell people my 1993 Honda Civic was the best car I ever owned, but I think my Lancer has beat it. Nothing but regular maintenance after 55,000 miles and 4 years, incredible!
Sportcompact Segment's Best Kept Secret
JOE LANGLEY, 11/22/2005
I did not know of the exsistance of this particular Lancer model, but I was forced to research this car due to rising insurance costs. I went to the dealership and was handed the keys to the Lancer ralliart W/5 speed manual transmission, the moment I slipped the transmission into first gear and rolled away, I knew deep in my heart that my search for a car was offically over. I took a left turn out of the dealership and headed straight for the interstate where I merged into traffic with authority. The smooth clutch and short throw transmission were a pure joy to operate. Torque is present in abundance with no need to downshift to pass. The handling is telepathic and this car has a great sounding exhaust.
2006 Lancer
Bagsy1, 3/15/2007
I recently was t-boned on the drivers side. The Lancer was totaled but I walked away. I am completely satisfied with the saftey and reliablity of the car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
120 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
120 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver2 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview

The Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), Ralliart 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Ralliart 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES is priced between $3,394 and$3,394 with odometer readings between 112728 and112728 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is priced between $6,995 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 76549 and76549 miles.

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