If you're noticing the fuel economy ratings of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer for the first time, it might be a little hard to hide your disappointment. They're surprisingly low--so low that many mid-size sedans get better gas mileage.
The performance models in the lineup are of course at the back of the pack. The Ralliart only manages 18 mpg city, 25 highway, and the Evo is rated as low as 17/22.
Opt for the base 2.0-liter engine and mileage is reasonably good, at 25 or 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway; but that's 3-6 mpg lower on the highway than most other cars in this class. GT models rate 2 or 3 mpg lower all around at 22/31 or 23/30 mpg, respectively,
And if you want all-wheel drive, be prepared for numbers that are lower than those of the AWD Subaru Impreza and its 36 mpg highway; the AWD SE rates just 22/29.