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Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Model Years

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The hatchback version of Mitsubishi's compact Lancer sedan, the Sportback combines nimble handling with wagon-like cargo capacity. The current model could outperform most competition when it debuted back in 2008, but it's no longer a standout. In fact, the sedan's available turbo engine isn't offered on the Sportback, so straight-line performance is nothing special. The turbo aside, a Sportback offers everything the sedan does along with extra space and sleeker styling.

A slew of newer competitors offer handling that's just as sporty as the Sportback's along with refined interiors and greater efficiency. After taking some of those other models for a spin, it's easy to conclude that the Lancer line is due for a complete redesign.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Generations

2010 - 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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Major changes included:

The hatchback debuted in 2010 with two trims: GTS and Ralliart. In 2011 the ES entry-level trim arrived, and in 2012 the Ralliart and GTS were nixed, leaving just the ES and a new GT, both with automatic transmissions. The ES houses a 2-liter four-cylinder with 148 horsepower, and the GT gets a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder that puts out 168 horsepower. Both trims have a solid list of standard features and upgrades, and an All-Weather package was new for 2013.

See Year: 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

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