You might find yourself pulling a Goldilocks when it comes to shopping for the perfect trim. Mitsubishi banks on it. It’s coming out with a Limited Edition trim of the Lancer.
It falls just above the base ES trim. So as you’d expect, it offers more in terms of technology and styling. All while managing to start at under $20,000. But just barely with a start tag of $19,795. A bit of a jump up from the ES’s $17,795, but only slightly less than the SE 2.4 AWC trim’s $21,095.
Basically, it’s a nicer option with the base 2.0-liter engine.
It comes standard with the now expected infotainment features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also adds some fancy cabin details like aluminum pedals, black with red contrast stitching upholstery, and a sunroof.
You access these connectivity features on a 6.5-inch screen. At first, that might seem normal, but consider that we’re seeing 8-inch touchscreens in cars these days. Also, consider the latest iPhone 7 offers a screen only an inch smaller at 5.5-inches. Even the iPad mini beats it with a 7.9-inch retina display. So all in all the touch screen is on the small side.
The rest of the Limited Edition hoopla centers around black accent painting on the 16-inch wheels, roof, grille, fenders, and mirrors. Special badging also lets everyone know you got your just right Limited Edition Lancer.
All these extras make what Mitsubishi calls a Lancer for customers looking for eye candy, connection, and affordability.
The Lancer Limited Edition arrives this month. However, the ‘Limited’ in the name means it will only sell through the end of 2017. Then goodbye LE.