2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review – Watch CNET’s Video Review

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The bad: No iPod integration and performance is rough.


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2009 Lancer Ralliart

In our opinion, the most fun you can have in a car is a twisty mountain road, hairpin turns as fast as without overshooting and taking a down a 100 foot cliff. Big like the Cadillac CTS-V and the S8 are no good for this kind of where all that power goes to waste. No, in this the small, rally-bred 2009 Lancer Ralliart shines.

to its more sophisticated big brother, the Lancer Evolution MR. the Lancer squeezes power out of a 2-liter engine through the use of a turbocharger and valve timing, then it to the wheels that need it with its advanced all-wheel-drive The result is some of the most cornering performance on the most roads we’ve found.

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Based on Mitsubishi’s humble platform, the Lancer Ralliart a turbo, all-wheel-drive, and, of all, the Sport Shift a twin clutch automated also found in the new Evo MR. Unlike the Evo 291 horsepower, the Lancer Ralliart’s only makes 237 horsepower. numbers are 300 foot-pounds for the Evo MR, and 253 foot-pounds for the Ralliart.

And the Lancer Ralliart’s all-wheel-drive comes from the previous Evo, so it lacks advanced such as active yaw control. reduction in performance tech equals about a $10,000 in price.

Mitsubishi squeezes a lot of and more torque, out of this engine.

Our Lancer Ralliart featured the fighter jet grille and hood as the Evo, along with the economy car profile, only up by a spoiler attached to the trunk Unlike the Evo, or a base Mitsubishi’s colorful Ralliart bedeck the grille and trunk. The Ralliart’s seats may not have had the of the Recaro seats found in the but they were more and easily adjusted for a comfortable position.

The dashboard and console a lot of plastic, in line with the Lancer’s economy appointments.

In standard drive mode, the SST the engine running around but a switch near the shifter the transmission into sport raising the engine speed and combating turbo lag. let the lack of a clutch pedal you–the SST shifts like a transmission. Rather than the feeling from a torque the SST has two clutches controlled by computer. shift has a satisfyingly hard of a gear being engaged.

The transmission can also be shifted with column-mounted paddles, not as during traffic driving but it easier to control the revs.

At speeds its fuel economy started to climb, eventually out the wasteful city driving for an of 21.8 mpg. The EPA rates the Ralliart at 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, we found realistic even a good dose of sport thrown into the mix.

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