2012 Mitsubishi Lancer MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer has 5 model options: Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L, Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L and Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is 25 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 24 33
Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 25 33
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 22 30
Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 23 30
Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 18 25

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is $2,620.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,600 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,250 save $250
Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,250 save $250
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L $2,500 spend $1,000 more
Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L $2,400 spend $500 more
Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L $3,700 spend $7,000 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer will consume in one year is 12 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 11
Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 11
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L 12
Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L 11
Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 15

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 5 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer model options.

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 24
Highway MPG 33
Combined MPG 28
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 250
Fuel Cost $2,250
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 25
Highway MPG 33
Combined MPG 28
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 250
Fuel Cost $2,250
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (AV-S6)
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L:

City MPG 22
Highway MPG 30
Combined MPG 25
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $1,000
Fuel Cost $2,500
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Automatic (AV-S6) 4-cyl, 2.4 L:

City MPG 23
Highway MPG 30
Combined MPG 26
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $500
Fuel Cost $2,400
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (AV-S6)
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Automatic (AM6) 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 18
Highway MPG 25
Combined MPG 20
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $7,000
Fuel Cost $3,700
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 15
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (AM6)
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Disclaimer

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