2005 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer (114 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (81 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Because 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer (373 Nm) has 253 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (120 Nm). This means 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Lancer Lancer
Year Released 2005 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 1 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 373 Nm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2520 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]