Likes

  • Huge range of variants and models to choose from
  • No nonsense, simple and practical used car option
  • Refined and responsive power plants
  • Decent ride and handling

Dislikes

  • Build quality and reliability can vary widely between examples
  • Paint wear and tear is becoming an issue across the range
  • CVT drone and reliability can vary greatly
  • Not as convincing as others at this price point

Stuff you should know

The Lancer nameplate has been on – and off – the Aussie landscape since the early 1980s, with some early examples having now traded hands in the used market with long and patchy providence. It’s renowned as one of the most archetypal of affordable grocery getters and for good reasons: they’re generally cheap and, being fairly well-built with Japanese origins, deserve their reputation for reliability.

The ninth generation, or CJ, was the last. At least for most markets such as Australia (Lancer lives on in some questionable form in Asia). It arrived in 2007 and formally exited in 2017. According to one popular general knowledge website, Mitsubishi Australia stockpiled as many as it could get right before the death knell, that coincidentally marked the passing of the much-loved Evo performance cult car.

As a surrogate replacement for the defunct 380 and, to an extent, Magna, it was important car and it sold a bucketload, at times in the top ten by volume in Oz. Today, the ‘boxiest’ Lancer ever is ripe for used picking, still fairly fresh and somewhat contemporary, still priced nicely for value in dependability.

The mainstream versions stuck true to a time-honoured formula: four or five doors, front drive, equipped to pander to needs more than wants and sized generously enough to double duty as a small family hauler. The CJ, for its part, is longer, wider and a fair bit roomier than its forebear, with a bit more semi-Euro flair in styling for what was once one of motoring’s blandest designs.

It launched in three trim levels: base ES (from $21k), mid-strength VR (from $25k-ish) and a sport-infused VR-X (from $29k). You could have a choice of five-speed manual or, at around $2300 extra, a CVT auto.

The cheapy ES did bring mod cons such as air-con, a CD player, cruise control and power windows, while the step up to VR added a CD stacker, climate control, alloy wheels and auto wipers and headlights. The VR-X plies 18s, sports seats and bodykit, Bluetooth and high-end audio.

Power throughout the range comes from a tried-and-true ‘4B11’ 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four with a decent 113kW and 198Nm that runs on cheap 91RON with pleasing mid-seven-claimed fuel economy. Worth a mention is that the manuals are quite a bit quicker in performance than the CVTs.

Sedan lobbed first with Sportback hatches arriving in 2008 and before long Activ, Aspire, RX, SX versions and even sticker packs such as the Olympic Edition (of that year) would surface.

Of course, the halo variants were the turbocharged, all-wheel-driven Evolution models, offered in five-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch forms in regular or MR trim levels, priced between $60k and just over $72k.

The Evo X deserves its own long-form overview, the 217kW/366Nm sedan-only breed the last of a long line of rally-bred head-kickers if without quite the mojo, or the cred with diehards, that its predecessors had and continue to enjoy.

Sat between the Evos and the bread and butter was the Ralliart, available from MY09 in sedan or hatch body styles, its 177kW and 343Nm turbo four with DCT and AWD offering spirited, WRX-rivalling performance for a palatable $43k price.

More choice? Again for MY09, the top end of the range – VR-X and new flagship Aspire ($35k) – was offered with a larger-capacity 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four good for 125kW and 226Nm. Both grades bring high levels of equipment though the Aspire’s extra $1700 ask brought leather trim and other goodies. That said, reversing cameras and sat-nav didn’t make appearances in the CJ Lancer until 2012 and 2013 respectively.

A good five-year warranty and solid five-star ANCAP safety rating ensure Lancer remains popular while the nameplates lobbed – such as GSR – and left. Specs and equipment were constantly changed and updated as the CJ mature and its fast-aging underpinnings soldiered on.

So while the late-gen stuff struggled to stack up new close to its 2017 demise, there’s a vast choice of CJ Lancer options on the used market. And the naturally aspirated stuff, in particularly, represents uncomplicated, reliable and sound motoring as used propositions today.

What goes wrong

  • Many models are suffering from the paint peeling or fading and are quite susceptible to stone chips even in terms of  the front wheels flicking rocks up onto various body panels.
  • There are reports that the tail lights on specifically 2011 examples have been known to actually catch fire
  • In terms of keyless entry equipped models, the key does not respond well to being in close contact with mobile phones or anything producing a magnetic field. Some owners have found that electronic interference from other sources like a phone will wipe the key’s electronic data if the key is in your pocket or bag next to your phone. It should be noted a revised key is available.
  • The air conditioning is known to have issues, when cold is selected it may not blow cold air. Sometimes this just needs re-gassing but the blower or fan motor can also have some issues as well. This can be labour intensive to fix.
  • The leather seats are known to wear quite quickly, most notably the foam that makes up the base of the seat. They can be reupholstered but sometimes the cheaper option is to replace the seat all together.
  • Engine wise, the 4B11 and 4B12 were the modernised replacements for the tried and tested 4G63 family of engines. It’s a lighter and more powerful engine and overall, properly maintained units are fairly reliable.
  • They can suffer occasionally from MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Electronic Control) solenoids playing up and some earlier models can have timing chain and tensioner complications. A timing chain kit can be purchased for around $350 (AUD) and takes a few hours to install, all up (including oil and filter replacement) should cost less than $1000 to resolve.
  • The ABS control module or ABS pump is a very common problem with these Lancers. In Australia, at the moment the genuine Mitsubishi replacement unit is around $2800, or at least it would be if you could actually get one as they have been on back order almost indefinitely. In some cases they can be repaired for around half that amount or you could try sourcing a second hand unit however that can be tricky as it’s critical to match part numbers or it will not work properly.
  • The Jatco CVT transmission does have quite a bad reputation for being unreliable but when serviced correctly, statistically the actual number of serious issues they have when compared to the huge numbers of these cars on Australian roads suggest otherwise.
  • The recommended service intervals for the transmission under normal conditions is every 90,000kms and the recommended service intervals for for adverse conditions is 45,000kms. What many don’t realise is that stop start city traffic
  • Many models are suffering from the paint peeling or fading and are quite susceptible to stone chips even in terms of  the front wheels flicking rocks up onto various body panels.
  • There are reports that the tail lights on specifically 2011 examples have been known to actually catch fire
  • In terms of keyless entry equipped models, the key does not respond well to being in close contact with mobile phones or anything producing a magnetic field. Some owners have found that electronic interference from other sources like a phone will wipe the key’s electronic data if the key is in your pocket or bag next to your phone. It should be noted a revised key is available.
  • The air conditioning is known to have issues, when cold is selected it may not blow cold air. Sometimes this just needs re-gassing but the blower or fan motor can also have some issues as well. This can be labour intensive to fix.
  • The leather seats are known to wear quite quickly, most notably the foam that makes up the base of the seat. They can be reupholstered but sometimes the cheaper option is to replace the seat all together.
  • Engine wise, the 4B11 and 4B12 were the modernised replacements for the tried and tested 4G63 family of engines. It’s a lighter and more powerful engine and overall, properly maintained units are fairly reliable.
  • They can suffer occasionally from MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Electronic Control) solenoids playing up and some earlier models can have timing chain and tensioner complications. A timing chain kit can be purchased for around $350 (AUD) and takes a few hours to install, all up (including oil and filter replacement) should cost less than $1000 to resolve.
  • The ABS control module or ABS pump is a very common problem with these Lancers. In Australia, at the moment the genuine Mitsubishi replacement unit is around $2800, or at least it would be if you could actually get one as they have been on back order almost indefinitely. In some cases they can be repaired for around half that amount or you could try sourcing a second hand unit however that can be tricky as it’s critical to match part numbers or it will not work properly.
  • The Jatco CVT transmission does have quite a bad reputation for being unreliable but when serviced correctly, statistically the actual number of serious issues they have when compared to the huge numbers of these cars on Australian roads suggest otherwise.
  • The recommended service intervals for the transmission under normal conditions is every 90,000kms and the recommended service intervals for for adverse conditions is 45,000kms. What many don’t realise is that stop start city traffic is regarded as adverse conditions and therefore servicing the transmission every 45,000kms is essential if you want it to last.
  • We should also mention, these Lancers have received a long list of various factory recalls, some of them regarding some genuinely safety issues so if you are in the market, please make sure any factory recalls have been resolved.
  • Many models are suffering from the paint peeling or fading and are quite susceptible to stone chips even in terms of  the front wheels flicking rocks up onto various body panels.
  • There are reports that the tail lights on specifically 2011 examples have been known to actually catch fire
  • In terms of keyless entry equipped models, the key does not respond well to being in close contact with mobile phones or anything producing a magnetic field. Some owners have found that electronic interference from other sources like a phone will wipe the key’s electronic data if the key is in your pocket or bag next to your phone. It should be noted a revised key is available.
  • The air conditioning is known to have issues, when cold is selected it may not blow cold air. Sometimes this just needs re-gassing but the blower or fan motor can also have some issues as well. This can be labour intensive to fix.
  • The leather seats are known to wear quite quickly, most notably the foam that makes up the base of the seat. They can be reupholstered but sometimes the cheaper option is to replace the seat all together.
  • Engine wise, the 4B11 and 4B12 were the modernised replacements for the tried and tested 4G63 family of engines. It’s a lighter and more powerful engine and overall, properly maintained units are fairly reliable.
  • They can suffer occasionally from MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Electronic Control) solenoids playing up and some earlier models can have timing chain and tensioner complications. A timing chain kit can be purchased for around $350 (AUD) and takes a few hours to install, all up (including oil and filter replacement) should cost less than $1000 to resolve.
  • The ABS control module or ABS pump is a very common problem with these Lancers. In Australia, at the moment the genuine Mitsubishi replacement unit is around $2800, or at least it would be if you could actually get one as they have been on back order almost indefinitely. In some cases they can be repaired for around half that amount or you could try sourcing a second hand unit however that can be tricky as it’s critical to match part numbers or it will not work properly.
  • The Jatco CVT transmission does have quite a bad reputation for being unreliable but when serviced correctly, statistically the actual number of serious issues they have when compared to the huge numbers of these cars on Australian roads suggest otherwise.
  • The recommended service intervals for the transmission under normal conditions is every 90,000kms and the recommended service intervals for for adverse conditions is 45,000kms. What many don’t realise is that stop start city traffic is regarded as adverse conditions and therefore servicing the transmission every 45,000kms is essential if you want it to last.
  • We should also mention, these Lancers have received a long list of various factory recalls, some of them regarding some genuinely safety issues so if you are in the market, please make sure any factory recalls have been resolved.

Should you buy it?

With so many different models and varieties available, buying one really does depend on the specific example you’re looking at.

We’d obviously avoid any Lancers with a sketchy history or showing huge kilometres, as with so many examples populating the used market, a perfectly serviced and low kilometre example will be just around the corner and will be worth every cent of the few extra dollars it’ll be asking.

There really is a Lancer to suit nearly everyone’s budget and requirements and yes, ignoring the Ralliart and Evo models, it is a bit of a boring and bland thing, and yes you should probably buy a Corolla, Hyundai i30 or Mazda 3 instead, but find a good one and it’s a tentative yes from us, they can be a solid no nonsense nugget of a car.

But before you hand over your cash, make sure you get it to a qualified mechanic and have a full pre-purchase inspection carried out as the build quality between examples can vary, let alone what any previous owners may have subjected them to.

With so many different models and varieties available, buying one really does depend on the specific example you’re looking at.

We’d obviously avoid any Lancers with a sketchy history or showing huge kilometres, as with so many examples populating the used market, a perfectly serviced and low kilometre example will be just around the corner and will be worth every cent of the few extra dollars it’ll be asking.

There really is a Lancer to suit nearly everyone’s budget and requirements and yes, ignoring the Ralliart and Evo models, it is a bit of a boring and bland thing, and yes you should probably buy a Corolla, Hyundai i30 or Mazda 3 instead, but find a good one and it’s a tentative yes from us, they can be a solid no nonsense nugget of a car.

But before you hand over your cash, make sure you get it to a qualified mechanic and have a full pre-purchase inspection carried out as the build quality between examples can vary, let alone what any previous owners may have subjected them to.

Should you buy it?

With so many different models and varieties available, buying one really does depend on the specific example you’re looking at.

We’d obviously avoid any Lancers with a sketchy history or showing huge kilometres, as with so many examples populating the used market, a perfectly serviced and low kilometre example will be just around the corner and will be worth every cent of the few extra dollars it’ll be asking.

There really is a Lancer to suit nearly everyone’s budget and requirements and yes, ignoring the Ralliart and Evo models, it is a bit of a boring and bland thing, and yes you should probably buy a Corolla, Hyundai i30 or Mazda 3 instead, but find a good one and it’s a tentative yes from us, they can be a solid no nonsense nugget of a car.

But before you hand over your cash, make sure you get it to a qualified mechanic and have a full pre-purchase inspection carried out as the build quality between examples can vary, let alone what any previous owners may have subjected them to.

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Models, pricing & features

Mitsubishi Lancer-1

ES

Price when new: $19,990 - $21,990

Price used: $2,400 - $10,400

Equipment

  • 12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
  • 4 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning – Pollen Filter
  • Airbag – Driver
  • Airbag – Knee Driver
  • Airbag – Passenger
  • Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
  • Audio – MP3 Decoder
  • Body Colour – Bumpers
  • Body Colour – Door Handles
  • Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Bottle Holders – 1st Row
  • Brake Assist
  • CD Player
  • Calipers – Front 2 Spot
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Clock – Digital
  • Control – Electronic Stability
  • Control – Traction
  • Cruise Control
  • Cup Holders – 1st Row
  • Cup Holders – 2nd Row
  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
  • Door Pockets – 2nd row (rear)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Footrest – Drivers
  • Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
  • Illuminated – Key Ignition Barrel/Surround
  • Independent Front Suspension
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Intermittent Wipers – Variable
  • Metallic Finish Dash Board
  • Metallic Finish Door Inserts
  • Metallic Finish Instrument Surrounds
  • Metallic Finish Steering Wheel
  • Multi-function Control Screen
  • Power Door Mirrors
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows – Front & Rear
  • Rear View Mirror – Manual Anti-Glare
  • Remote Boot/Hatch Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid Release
  • Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
  • Seatback Pocket – Front Passenger Seat
  • Seatbelt – Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
  • Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
  • Spare Wheel – Space Saver/Temporary
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Driver
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Passenger
  • Tacho
  • Trim – Cloth
  • Trip Computer
  • Wheel Covers – Full

MY11 update

  • Audio – Aux Input USB Socket

MY12 update

  • Leather Inserts in doors
  • Power Steering – Electric Assist

MY13 update

  • Seatbelt – Adjustable Height 1st Row

VR

Price when new: $25,290 - $26,790

Price used: $3,300 - $8,300

Adds

  • 16″ Alloy Wheels
  • 6 Speaker Stereo
  • Air Cond. – Climate Control
  • Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
  • CD Stacker – 6 disc In Dash/Cabin
  • Chrome Air Vents Surrounds
  • Chrome Door Handles – Interior
  • Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Leather Hand Brake Lever
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
  • Side Skirts
  • Spoiler – Rear
  • Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row

MY11 update

  • Power Door Mirrors – Folding

MY12 update

  • Spoiler – Front

VR-X

Price when new: $28,990 - $30,990

Price used: $4,100 - $17,400

Adds

  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth System
  • Body Kit – Lower (skirts
  • F & R Aprons)
  • Central Locking – Key Proximity
  • Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
  • Pedals – Sports
  • Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy
  • Spoiler – Rear High Rise
  • Sports Seats – 1st Row (Front)
  • Strut Brace – Front

MY09 update

  • Tail Lamps – Blacked Out Surrounds

MY12 update

  • Gloss Finish Inserts in Centre Console
  • Gloss Finish Inserts in Dash Board
  • Gloss Finish Inserts in Doors

MY14 update

  • Memory Card Reader

Olympic Special

Price when new: $32,990

Price used: $5,300 - $7,100

Adds

  • 9 Speaker Stereo
  • Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
  • Chrome Grille Surround
  • Chrome Rear Garnish
  • Chrome Window Surrounds – Exterior
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Premium Sound System
  • Subwoofer
  • Woodgrain – Centre Console
  • Woodgrain – Dash Board
  • Woodgrain – Inserts in Door

Evolution

Price when new: $52,990 - $62,390

Price used: $20,400 - $44,000

Adds

  • Alarm
  • Aluminium – Bonnet
  • Aluminium – Roof Panel
  • Calipers – Front 4 Spot
  • Calipers – Painted Front
  • Calipers – Painted Rear
  • Calipers – Rear 2 Spot
  • Carbon Fibre – Interior Inserts
  • Centre Differential – Active
  • Chrome Interior highlights
  • Control – Active Yaw
  • Data Dots – Part Identifiers
  • Differential Rear:- Active/Electronic
  • Diffuser – Rear
  • Disc Brakes Rear Ventilated
  • Exhaust – Stainless Steel Dual System
  • Fog Lamp/s – Rear
  • Front Stabiliser
  • Headlamps – Blacked Out Surrounds
  • Headlamps – Clear Lenses
  • Intercooler with Water Sprayer
  • Leather Gear Knob
  • Limited Slip Diff
  • Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
  • Oil Cooler – Engine
  • Sports Instruments
  • Steering Wheel – Sports
  • Suspension – Sports
  • Vented – Bonnet
  • Vented – Guards Front

MY10 update

  • Headlamps – See me home
  • Heat Insulated – Side Windows
  • Illuminated – Entry/Exit with Fade
  • Storage Area – Under Dash

MY13 update

  • Limited Slip Diffs – Front & Rear

MY15 update

  • Paint – Metallic

Evolution MR

Price when new: $58,990 - $74,890

Price used: $21,300 - $46,600

Adds

  • Body Colour – Fittings
  • Chrome Exterior Highlights
  • DVD Player
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Headlamps – Electric Level Adjustment
  • Headlamps – High Intensity Discharge
  • Heated Seats – 1st Row
  • Leather Seats – Partial
  • Performance Brakes
  • Scuff Plates (on door sills)
  • Suspension – Race
  • Voice Recognition

Evolution Bathurst

Price when new:

Price used: $25,600 - $29,500

Aspire

Price when new: $33,990 - $35,190

Price used: $5,200 - $11,200

Adds

  • Chrome Grille
  • Headlamps – Corner (Fixed)
  • Leather Seats
  • Woodgrain – Inserts

MY10 update

  • Chrome Door Handles – Exterior
  • Navigation System – DVD Audio

Ralliart

Price when new: $37,990 - $44,490

Price used: $9,900 - $26,600

Adds

  • Alarm with Motion Sensor
  • Alarm with Tow Away Protection
  • Limited Slip Diff – Centre (4wd)

MY14 update

  • Leather Trimmed – Interior Fittings

VR Platinum Edition

Price when new: $27,090

Price used: $4,100 - $5,600

Adds

  • Audio – Input for iPod
  • Audio Decoder – WMA
  • Body Side Mouldings – Chrome
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Navigation System – DVD Video

RX

Price when new: $21,990

Price used: $3,300 - $4,700

Adds

  • Decals

Activ

Price when new: $21,990 - $23,290

Price used: $3,700 - $6,700

Adds

  • Control – Park Distance Rear

SX

Price when new: $22,490

Price used: $4,000 - $5,500

Platinum

Price when new: $21,690

Price used: $5,800 - $7,400

Adds

  • Camera – Rear Vision
  • Electric Seat – Drivers
  • Leather Trimmed – Centre Console
  • Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare

30th Anniversary

Price when new: $26,390

Price used: $7,400 - $9,200

LX

Price when new: $22,990 - $23,990

Price used: $8,700 - $13,300

Adds

  • Colour Display Screen – Front
  • Gloss Finish Instruments Surround

Sport

Price when new: $19,990

Price used: $9,400 - $11,300

ES Sport

Price when new: $18,990 - $20,390

Price used: $9,900 - $12,000

Adds

  • Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
  • Leather Look – Interior Inserts

GSR

Price when new: $21,990 - $22,990

Price used: $11,300 - $13,700

Adds

  • Gloss Finish Inserts
  • Leather Look – Inserts in Doors
  • Starter Button

LS

Price when new: $20,990

Price used: $11,600 - $13,700

XLS

Price when new: $26,490

Price used: $15,400 - $17,700

Evolution Final Edition

Price when new: $53,700

Price used: $45,100 - $49,900

Adds

  • Aluminium – Front Guards
  • Demister – 1st Row Side Window
  • Demister – 2nd Row Side Window
  • Demister – Rear Windscreen with Timer
  • Exhaust System – Dual
  • Floor Mats – Custom
  • Gloss Finish – Bumper Inserts
  • Paint – Two Tone
  • Rear Stabiliser

Tech specs

Body Styles

  • 4 door Sedan
  • 5 door Hatchback

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 113kW / 198Nm (ES 2007 – 2011, VR 2007 – 2011, VR-X 2007 – 2008, Olympic Special 2008, VR Platinum Edition 2009, RX 2009, Activ 2010, SX 2010 – 2011)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 217kW / 366Nm (Evolution 2008 – 2015, Evolution MR 2008 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 247kW / 436Nm (Evolution Bathurst 2008)
  • 2.4 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 125kW / 226Nm (VR-X 2008 – 2014, Aspire 2008 – 2012, GSR 2014 – 2015, XLS 2014 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 177kW / 343Nm (Ralliart 2008 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 110kW / 197Nm (ES 2011 – 2014, Activ 2011 – 2012, Platinum 2011 – 2012, VR 2011 – 2012, 30th Anniversary 2011, LX 2012 – 2014, Sport 2013, ES Sport 2014 – 2015, LS 2014 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 226kW / 414Nm (Evolution Final Edition 2015)

Transmission

  • 5-speed Manual (ES, VR, VR-X, Evolution, Evolution Bathurst, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS, Evolution Final Edition)
  • 6-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (ES, VR, VR-X, Olympic Special, Aspire, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (Evolution, Evolution MR, Ralliart)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.8 – 9.8 / 100km (ES, VR, Activ, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, LS)
  • 6.4 – 12.0 / 100km

Body Styles

  • 4 door Sedan
  • 5 door Hatchback

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 113kW / 198Nm (ES 2007 – 2011, VR 2007 – 2011, VR-X 2007 – 2008, Olympic Special 2008, VR Platinum Edition 2009, RX 2009, Activ 2010, SX 2010 – 2011)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 217kW / 366Nm (Evolution 2008 – 2015, Evolution MR 2008 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 247kW / 436Nm (Evolution Bathurst 2008)
  • 2.4 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 125kW / 226Nm (VR-X 2008 – 2014, Aspire 2008 – 2012, GSR 2014 – 2015, XLS 2014 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 177kW / 343Nm (Ralliart 2008 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 110kW / 197Nm (ES 2011 – 2014, Activ 2011 – 2012, Platinum 2011 – 2012, VR 2011 – 2012, 30th Anniversary 2011, LX 2012 – 2014, Sport 2013, ES Sport 2014 – 2015, LS 2014 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 226kW / 414Nm (Evolution Final Edition 2015)

Transmission

  • 5-speed Manual (ES, VR, VR-X, Evolution, Evolution Bathurst, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS, Evolution Final Edition)
  • 6-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (ES, VR, VR-X, Olympic Special, Aspire, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (Evolution, Evolution MR, Ralliart)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.8 – 9.8 / 100km (ES, VR, Activ, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, LS)
  • 6.4 – 12.0 / 100km (VR-X, Aspire, XLS)
  • 8.0 – 14.1 / 100km (Evolution, Evolution Final Edition)
  • 8.0 – 13.9 / 100km (Evolution MR)
  • 7.5 – 13.3 / 100km (Ralliart)
  • 6.6 – 11.4 / 100km (VR Platinum Edition, RX, SX)
  • 5.7 – 9.8 / 100km (Sport, ES Sport)

Length

  • 4510mm – 4570mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 4585mm (5 door Hatchback)

Width

  • 1760mm – 1810mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1760mm (5 door Hatchback)

Height

  • 1490mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1515mm (5 door Hatchback)

Wheelbase

  • 2635mm – 2650mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 2635mm (5 door Hatchback)

Kerb Weight

  • 1285kg – 1625kg (4 door Sedan)
  • 1325kg – 1590kg (5 door Hatchback)

Towing

  • 1000kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 4 stars (ES, RX)
  • 5 stars (VR, VR-X, Olympic Special, Evolution, Evolution MR, Evolution Bathurst, Aspire, Ralliart, VR Platinum Edition, ES, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS, Evolution Final Edition)

Body Styles

  • 4 door Sedan
  • 5 door Hatchback

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 113kW / 198Nm (ES 2007 – 2011, VR 2007 – 2011, VR-X 2007 – 2008, Olympic Special 2008, VR Platinum Edition 2009, RX 2009, Activ 2010, SX 2010 – 2011)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 217kW / 366Nm (Evolution 2008 – 2015, Evolution MR 2008 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 247kW / 436Nm (Evolution Bathurst 2008)
  • 2.4 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 125kW / 226Nm (VR-X 2008 – 2014, Aspire 2008 – 2012, GSR 2014 – 2015, XLS 2014 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 177kW / 343Nm (Ralliart 2008 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 110kW / 197Nm (ES 2011 – 2014, Activ 2011 – 2012, Platinum 2011 – 2012, VR 2011 – 2012, 30th Anniversary 2011, LX 2012 – 2014, Sport 2013, ES Sport 2014 – 2015, LS 2014 – 2015)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 226kW / 414Nm (Evolution Final Edition 2015)

Transmission

  • 5-speed Manual (ES, VR, VR-X, Evolution, Evolution Bathurst, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS, Evolution Final Edition)
  • 6-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (ES, VR, VR-X, Olympic Special, Aspire, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (Evolution, Evolution MR, Ralliart)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.8 – 9.8 / 100km (ES, VR, Activ, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, LS)
  • 6.4 – 12.0 / 100km (VR-X, Aspire, XLS)
  • 8.0 – 14.1 / 100km (Evolution, Evolution Final Edition)
  • 8.0 – 13.9 / 100km (Evolution MR)
  • 7.5 – 13.3 / 100km (Ralliart)
  • 6.6 – 11.4 / 100km (VR Platinum Edition, RX, SX)
  • 5.7 – 9.8 / 100km (Sport, ES Sport)

Length

  • 4510mm – 4570mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 4585mm (5 door Hatchback)

Width

  • 1760mm – 1810mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1760mm (5 door Hatchback)

Height

  • 1490mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1515mm (5 door Hatchback)

Wheelbase

  • 2635mm – 2650mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 2635mm (5 door Hatchback)

Kerb Weight

  • 1285kg – 1625kg (4 door Sedan)
  • 1325kg – 1590kg (5 door Hatchback)

Towing

  • 1000kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 4 stars (ES, RX)
  • 5 stars (VR, VR-X, Olympic Special, Evolution, Evolution MR, Evolution Bathurst, Aspire, Ralliart, VR Platinum Edition, ES, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR, LS, XLS, Evolution Final Edition)

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

  • 5 years / 130,000 km (ES, VR, VR-X, Olympic Special, Evolution, Evolution MR, Evolution Bathurst, Aspire, Ralliart, VR Platinum Edition, RX, Activ, SX, Platinum, 30th Anniversary, LX, Sport, ES Sport, GSR)
  • 5 years / 100,000 km (ES Sport, LS, XLS, Ralliart, Evolution, Evolution MR, GSR, Evolution Final Edition)

Servicing

  • 15,000 km / 12 months (All Models)

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