2015 Mitsubishi Lancer | new car review

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 46,400 - 62,000
  • 4.63/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 4.63 stars
  • 8 Reviews

  • Lancer
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  • Last modified: January 27, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 75%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The is a compact sedan that has been fighting strong in the Japanese brand’s lineup since its early days in 1973. Today, it still packs in a fair punch and faces competition from the likes of the Toyota Corolla and its Korean friend, the Kia Cerato.


Priced well, it's possibly why we see so many Lancers on the streets of the UAE.


Interior quality is a little shoddy.


Though they share the same nameplate, there isn’t a whole lot that is similar between the two as far as the exterior goes. While the 2015 Lancer Fortis is a downright economical sight, the Lancer EX receives reworked lights, alloys and a spoiler; it’s the slightly superior one you see.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer side


Inside, it’s all standard fare with both sharing the same layout and design for the most part. A spacious and well equipped cabin is the basis, which is then adorned with a touchscreen in the EX variant and completed with illuminated dials in the Fortis.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer interior


It isn’t the most obvious thing to do and it’s questionable if it’s needed at all, but the Lancer EX does come equipped with paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel. Good or bad, interpret it as you may…

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer front

What’s on offer?

The smallest engine in the line-up is a 1.6 litre unit that produces just 117 horsepower and can be found in the Lancer EX. The Lancer Fortis takes it up a notch with a 1.8 litre engine that puts out 143 horsepower and 178 Nm of torque, however, it still falls short when compared to the 2.0 litre engine found in the EX.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer interior

Summing it…

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer certainly isn’t the best looking when lined up against its competitors. It isn’t the best equipped either, but one area it does trump the competition on, is with its price. Priced at AED 46,400 to AED 62,000, it’s more affordable than the Toyota Corolla and Kia Cerato, making it the ideal choice for those on a tight budget.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer rear


Specifications2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6L2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.8L2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4 cyl1.8 litre / 4 cyl2.0 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
117 hp @ 6,000 RPM143 hp @ 6,000 RPM150 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
154 Nm @ 4,000 RPM178 Nm @ 4,250 RPM197 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automaticCVTCVT
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h13.6 secs11.7 secs10.5 secs
Top speed180 km/h185 km/h198 km/h
PriceAED 46,400AED 48,900AED 62,000

35 Responses to 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer | new car review

  1. Benson Reply

    December 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Hey Guys,

    I recently bought a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer EX from Al Habtoor Motors. It seems like there is some sort of sound originating from the engine when I press the accelerator. Does anyone of you have the same issue and what can be done to stop this irritating sound.

    Please help 🙁

  2. Vinod Reply

    December 6, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Last week i bought my lancer ex 2016 , untill now its going smoothly. will see what will happen on after 1000km service. il update you guys.


    • LightBashi Reply

      March 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      please advise about service for Lancer EX 2016?
      I have done 1000km service, but then service center informed next service 10.000 km
      I have other car Honda City and Honda provides service every 5000km

      Can any one advise what is the service after 1000km Lancer 2016 EX ?

      looking for your soonest reply

      • etsa Reply

        July 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm

        • Rated 4 stars

        Habtoor workshop told me the same thing, 1st service-1KM, 2nd – 10KM, 3rd- 20KM.. Is there any one here knows the reason why the service gap is too far?

  3. Shabjaman Reply

    August 28, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Im planning to buy a Lancer EX 2.0 brand new.
    Is there any issue for this car
    Users please reply
    I need to take the decision as soon as possible.

    • Mohamed Reply

      November 25, 2016 at 5:59 am

      • Rated 5 stars

      Very good…i am really satisfied

    • Mohamed Reply

      November 25, 2016 at 6:01 am

      • Rated 5 stars

      Very good…i am really satisfied …his engin may some body call it with noisy but about me it gives the car sporty accent

  4. Faisal Reply

    August 18, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Buy a used Lexus
    2000 lexus are smoother then any lancer

    • Liam Nelson Reply

      August 19, 2016 at 2:20 am

      There’s certainly an upside to a second hand Lexus compared to even a new Lancer, it’s a luxury car. That said, used car purchase is not for everyone. Sounds like a few of our readers have experienced this issue.

  5. Adel Reply

    July 7, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I have bought a lancer 2015 2.0 in abu dhabi from alhabtoor motors, and i went to the service center to register an issue about the engine sound ! And they told me that it has a normal sound !! It seems that its a common issue and we have to take an action with them !!!!

    • Faisal Reply

      August 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Same problem
      I also bought in 2015
      After 7000 km i had an issue with engine
      It was like misfiring of one of the cylinder
      I took the car to service and after that issue i never felt the car like before.
      There is a ‘tuk! Tuk!’ sound while idling.
      People at alhabtoor cant solve the issue.
      Still the car is running rough.

    • Mohamed Reply

      November 28, 2016 at 5:23 am

      • Rated 5 stars

      It is normal …they designed it like that to feel with sport acceleration

  6. Fayas Hashim Reply

    April 25, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Is there any problem with this loud engine sound.is there any option to go off that sound.

  7. Semil Reply

    April 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I have done service over 20000 free. They said this is major service after service i inspected my car they didn’t change even wheel rotation so please don’t trust services we nee to pay more money for service also .i called complain section they said they will check and give you feed back now 2 days left they didn’t call

  8. sunil Reply

    March 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I am facing the noice (More sound) from the engine which other brand new cars dont have. Still its run around 1500km, i am expecting this will be over.Now i am little disappointed.

  9. sinan Reply

    January 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Mitsubihsi will stop manufacturing lancer and pajero anymore. thats why the prices went down. Do you think it is still a good idea to buy lancer or pajero?

  10. Dr.Mamdouh Shafik Reply

    January 8, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I think Lanicer EX is one of the best car for a large number of people.The whole car made in Japan,the price & safety out of comparison.The 2.0 liters engine is an excellent choice. The only thing that anoises the client is the bad distribuler in the Arab World .

  11. SAM Reply

    January 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Dear friends
    I m planning to buy a lancer ex gt 2.0 2015 from habtoor motors but there is no option for test drive so can you please reply me the genuine review about the vehicle.
    Awaiting for your help
    Thanks and regards

    • Rohit Reply

      February 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Hey Man, Test Drive is there, I took last week and booked the car as well. Al Habtoor , Deira Dubai.U can take test drive

  12. SAM Reply

    January 1, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Hai friends
    I am planning to buy a lancer ex gt 2.0 2015. Can you please review me about the vehicle.I was waiting for a test drive but now the habtoor motors saying that since 5 years there is no test drive available for the lancer models.
    Awaiting for your genuine reviews.
    Thanks and regards

  13. Mohamed Reply

    December 16, 2015 at 2:01 am

    • Rated 5 stars

    Great car

  14. Joseph Reply

    October 23, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Hi , im plqnning to buy the 2.0 ex
    My question is.
    Can anyone here explain the difference of fuel consumption of 1.6 and 2.0

  15. Mujahid Reply

    September 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I have lancer 2015 ex and thirs is sound when you press on the fuel and vaberation I went to service center and thay told me that its normal sound and every thing will be good after 1000km but I dont feel good when I drive the car and If the people who buy the car agree with me to make cass in police or any place else so please contact me and lets make a problem because we dont bring our money from the sky I am waiting for you to make the complane together as soon as possible

    • sunil Reply

      March 3, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      I am also facing the same noice problem after 1000service also.

      • Butz Reply

        March 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Planning to buy lancer ex 2.0 but feel hesitation because of this issue of engine vibration. Actually I have reserved one and paid a reservation fee. So appreciate your advise on this matter. Thanks a lot.

  16. M.S. Ramesh Reply

    September 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I am going to bye the 2015 Lancer EX, but if we seen the peoples review, 2015 model got vibration in engin, if seen this review how we can go for the LANCER EX. please clarify soon, because my process is going on.

    Thanks & Regards
    M.S. Ramesh

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Ramesh,

      We haven’t had the opportunity to drive the 2015 Lancer yet, so we personally cannot say we’ve experienced any sort of engine vibration. You’re best taking the car for a test drive from the showroom and seeing if you can feel anything that doesn’t feel quite right before finalizing your purchase.



  17. Aroop Reply

    September 16, 2015 at 1:14 am

    • Rated 4 stars

    I have bought a lancer 2.0 2015 model in Dubai. Engine has a weird vibration and sound and when shifting to neutral gear it’s give a hick up….. Feeling disappointed. It’s a brand new car…..

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Hi Aroop,

      That does sound strange. Have you had the opportunity to take the car in to a Mitsubishi service centre yet?



  18. Aroop Reply

    September 16, 2015 at 1:12 am

    • Rated 4 stars

    I have bought a lancer 2.0 in Dubai. Engine has a weird vibration and sound and when shifting to neutral gear it’s give a hick up….. Feeling disappointed. It’s a brand new car…..

    • Mohsin Reply

      September 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Dear Aroop,

      I am planning to purchase Lancer EX 2.0 2015.

      The dealer has said we don’t have demo cars for test-drive, i believe vibration is the reason for not offering test-drives.

      Do you still feel vibration? should I purchase the car?

  19. Mohamed Reply

    August 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    • Rated 5 stars

    I have had model 2014 mitsu. Lancer ex 1.6 l after trying in a lot of its category…in my openion it is the best in its category …specially in value for money

  20. Rayan80 Reply

    July 30, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Review for Lancer 2.0 L . I bought it recently model 2015 from Lebanon however i was dissatisfied with engine vibrations while braking slightly in traffic and while gear is on Neutral.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      July 30, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Rayan,

      Have you taken it back to the Service Centre and had them inspect the vehicle? There shouldn’t be any odd vibrations considering it’s a brand new vehicle.



  21. Thomas John Reply

    June 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Review About the Old Lancer 1.3, 2006 Model…….
    I am using Old Lancer which I bought in year 2014, I had driven it for 34,000 Kms in 2014 & 2015 and its just awesome without trouble…. I bought a high mileage car which had done 208000 Kms…. but its truely value for money now its 239000 without any trouble……….

    Look for Lancer if you wanna have machine which keeps your going even with the old strong engine……….

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