There's no lack of features in the 2012 Lancer Ralliart and Evolution. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. The Evolution packs a 291-horsepower, 2. Exterior A forward-leaning grille serves as the focal point for the front of the car. Though the transmission's manual mode allows drivers to rev up to and even hold near the 6500-rpm redline, the simulated shifts seem to do little more than change the engine's pitch and volume. After that, the turbocharged Ralliart model is next in line.
The Ralliart version is more aggressive, with a gaping grille and a subtle hood scoop. Although the Lancer sedan is available with an optional split-folding backseat to increase luggage space, the shape of the car limits what you can fit in the trunk. Well first off this car has the same aggressive look and stance as its more expensive older brother; the Evolution. Mitsubishi Lancer Styling The Mitsubishi Lancer features a sporty, 4-door design that accommodates up to four passengers. The 2009 Lancer offers a wide range of trim levels. Exterior is mean and aggressive looking as it is, adding bumper canards, lips, Splitters, Side skirts and etc etc just amplifies the fear on the guy who's watching you and deciding if he wants to go home wrecked and his pride shat on.
The only complaint that I have is that it has some subtle transmission problem. Exterior A forward-leaning grille serves as the focal point for the front of the car. My wife and I always get compliments on its sharp sporty muted appearance! Exterior The Lancer Sportback retains the general design cues of the Lancer sedan in front, but it takes on a different look at the rear. There is a special performance edition of the 2009 Lancer available called the Lancer Evolution X. Until then, sport compact shoppers' money is better spent elsewhere. Available safety features for all models include front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag and antilock brakes. But the previous Mazda3 Grand Touring's 167-hp, 2.
Driving It In order to make a small car ride as well as it handles, engineers must sometimes manhandle the laws of physics. Chrome accents, color-keyed body pieces and exterior features vary by trim level, successively growing nicer as the dollar signs move upward. Braking was also close, with the Lancer stopping from 60 mph in 125 feet, versus the Mazda3 at 123 feet and the at 122 feet. Both the 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution and Ralliart handle crisply, like performance cars, but the price chasm between the two is at its clearest here. This my second ralliart and I am still having so much fun driving it! Show full review Vehicle Overview The five-seat Lancer Sportback hatchback is offered with a choice of two normally aspirated four-cylinder engines.
So the base model 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is powered by a 2. Originally introduced for the 2007 model year, the current 2nd-generation Lancer debuted in 2008. The interior's stale design and its abundance of hard, cheap plastics are the Achilles' heel of the Lancer. Finally, last stop of the day I show up on a Sunday and looked through the lot. The Lancer Evolution and the Lancer Sportback, a five-door hatchback, are covered in separate reports in the Cars. The available navigation system now also includes real-time traffic data. I've owned this car for three years now, It is hands down everything I've ever dreamed of and more.
Besides looking ultra cool, the Ralliart features a turbocharged power plant and paddle shifters. Upholstery, accents, trims, and the steering wheel have been upgraded, though. The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer is a carryover from 2008. The Ralliart trim gains a turbocharged 2. But the Ralliart does get some serious upgrades, including the Evolution's lightweight aluminum hood with integral ductwork to keep the turbo cool, along with an aggressively styled front bumper and dual exhaust.
At just 17 mpg city for both Evo models, or 18 for the Ralliart, you'll be chugging through the 14. Vehicle Details Despite its aggressive and modern styling, the Lancer's sleek exterior design, unfortunately, does not carry into the cabin. The Ralliart can be had as a sedan or Sportback hatchback , but the Evo is only a sedan. The suspension can be harsh, though, rebounding abruptly and temporarily flustering the Ralliart's otherwise good composure on bumpy corners, especially when getting back on the power. Exterior The Lancer Sportback retains the general design cues of the Lancer sedan in front, but it takes on a different look at the rear. For 2012, Mitsubishi has added a few more soft-touch surfaces inside, as well as gloss-black instrument-panel trim.
As I commute daily, good fuel economy was a must. For the 2009 model year, the Lancer Ralliart features a 6-speed automatic transmission and 2. An easy buying and trade in process made this a very pleasurable experience, and I am looking forwad to years ahead with my new-to-me car! Seats are the exception in the Evolution; the heavily bolstered, grippy Recaros are superb, and we recommend the option package that includes these seats in the Ralliart. Mitsubishi Lancer, Buy A Mitsubishi Lancer Autobytel. The Lancer sedan and high-performance Lancer Evolution are covered in separate reports in the Cars. I've owned this car for three years now, It is hands down everything I've ever dreamed of and more. The Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact sedan with a lineage that can be traced back to such vehicles as the Dodge Colt, Chrysler Lancer and Mitsubishi Mirage.
An up-close look will probably elicit shrugs from those who don't get their performance potential; the Ralliart especially is heavily based on the pedestrian Lancer sedan On the outside, the look doesn't break out in any new directions, but its shark-like front-end styling makes it easy to spot and differentiate from a distance. The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is an affordable Lancer sedan, fitted with some well-configured sport upgrades, while the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution gets more sophisticated bones, track-honed components, and serious performance hardware that makes it capable of outperforming much more expensive sports cars. The Ralliart also gets new 18-inch wheels and soft-touch door trim, as well as gloss-black instrument-panel trim and black sport fabric. A rear spoiler near the roof finishes off the design. Even if you've been brought up to revere the Evo's dynamic reputation, from racing games and the like, it's hard not to be a little disappointed with the cabin of the Ralliart or Evolution. This car costs a bit more and get slightly less fuel economy figures. Both combine a rally-inspired all-wheel drive system with a turbocharged, 2.
Interior and Exterior are a five star in my opinion and ill explain in one word why; Customization. An up-close look will probably elicit shrugs from those who don't get their performance potential; the Ralliart especially is heavily based on the pedestrian Lancer sedan, and especially in the Ralliart, there are interior details that find their way from the base model on up. Essentially, both the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart look like tuner cars--like an economy car on steroids--much more than they look like exotic sports machines. Top competing vehicle models within the compact sedan class include the Nissan Sentra, Honda Civic and Mazda Mazda3. The Evo's engine is peaky, with more turbo lag, and it delivers its power in a frenzy at the top of the rev band.