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Dodge Lancer

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Please note: The "first" Dodge Lancer was a twin to the Plymouth Valiant in 1961-1962. Please see the Plymouth Valiant entry for more information on that model. This page covers the Dodge Lancer of 1985-1989.
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Dodge Lancer
Dodge
Production 1985-1989
Class Mid-Size
Body Style 5-Door Hatchback
Length 180.4"
Width 68.3"
Height 53"
Wheelbase 103.1 in
Weight 2700 - 3000 lb
Transmissions 5-Speed Manual, FWD
3-Speed Automatic A413 TorqueFlite, FWD
Engines 2.2L TBI (135 cid) I4 93HP (1985-1989)
2.2L MPFI (135 cid) Turbo I4 (ES-146HP) (Shelby-174HP) (1985-1989)
2.5L (153 cid) I4 100HP (1986-1989)
Power 93-174HP
Similar Chrysler LeBaron GTS
Platform H-Body (Streched version of a K-Body)

The Dodge Lancer was another K-car spinoff introduced in 1985 as a more direct competitor to Europe and Japan's sport sedans, which were becoming popular in the mid-1980s. The Lancer was available only as a 5-door hatchback and was known internally at Chrysler as an "H" body. Chrysler would also introduce a version called the LeBaron GTS, differing mainly in grilles, taillights and other various trim. Base engine was a Throttle-Body Injected 93 hp 2.2L (135 cid) I4 engine, with the Multi-Port Fuel Injected 146 hp 2.2L (135 cid) Turbo optional on the ES model. Earlier Turbo engines(85-87) used a Garret Turbo, While later(88-89) engines used a smaller Mitsubishi Turbo for better Acceleration and low-end Torque. Either engine was available with a 5-speed manual or a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. There were base Lancers or higher-lever Lancer ES, and all models were very well equipped and had full instrumentation (and of course digital dashes were optional). The 100 hp 2.5L (153 cid) I4 became optional in 1986, but other engines and transmission choices continued.

1987 models remained unchanged other than the usual exterior color changes, but the big news in 1988 was the Lancer Shelby, which had the 174HP intercooled turbo 2.2L engine borrowed from the high-performance Daytona models. Exterior enhancements included a roof-mounted spoiler atop the rear hatch, ground effects and special Shelby badging. Base and ES models carried on as before, and all three models would continue thru 1989 unchanged, which would be their final year. This short five year lifespan was a result of model overlap within Chrysler and sales that never reached expectations. There would be no direct successor to the Dodge Lancer.

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