2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS, an AW Drivers Log Car Review – Autoweek

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, an AW Drivers Log Car Review

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE I’m not completely against the but in this case, with the it does take all the fun away. a manual, this car is quite an ride.

Otherwise, this is not a car. The Sportback body bother me. It actually looked good last night in the lot when it was clean before out into the remnants of the snowstorm.

I was for the turbocharged version, but this is the GTS, which is still

The cabin in the Lancer Sportback is There seems to be little material. The back seats down, so I think that to the road and wind noise, but you clearly hear the engine the firewall.

The car took a long time to up and just got warm on my 20-minute home; I never took my off. The heated seats fine, though.

The front-wheel was great for the ride, but that CVT keeps screwing stuff up. you gas it hard, the revs skyrocket and the car but if you hit a slippery spot, the power dies.

You can turn the traction off but that just seems to the car. The revs will up, the tires will spin then the trans will down and the power leaves. strange.

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR L. BLAHNIK: I’m pretty Mitsubishi is trying to sell on the notion of this being a hatchback with the Sportback and all, but visually, it just practical to me. As I approached the car, I was about all the stuff I probably fit into the back of this such as my snowboard and the rest of the gear for a weekend on the slopes.

If the designers curved the back end a more, I think it would add a more spunk to the exterior and it look closer to sporty it does now. If you want a hatchback in both looks and may I recommend the Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 ?

The looks decent for this range, and there are seat in this test car, made me smile on my frigid As Jake noted, it’s loud going down the More sound insulation is a

It was roomy, though, with my two passengers last night nice and comfortable.

I also have to copy in regards to the CVT: It did nothing to this car and actually made me it. With the throttle floored, the just groans really and takes off slowly. The fun factor of car is low with this transmission.

it gets decent mileage, but somebody who needs a car to give me in the entertainment department, too.

EDITOR GREG MIGLIORE: is a spritely little hatch and I my one-night stint in the Lancer GTS. I really like the The hatch has function and a styling that adds to this

Conversely, the nose has an aero up front. It’s sleek, and a bit athletic.

So how does it drive? The output is surprisingly solid and is than adequate for a car that tops 3,000 pounds. Jake, I’d opt for the turbo, really is a runner. I had this car in form more than a ago, and with the forced and dual-clutch, it was a hoot to spirit open roads.

I still remember it.

This Lancer is less invigorating, but you can some anger into it by laying on the throttle, and it’s than up to the task for gusty on the expressways. Hard launches are on its punch card, and the Mitsu is than onboard for those. is it blindingly fast? No. But it’s a light car that does quick.

That’s also by the chassis, which is rock and sporty. There’s little under braking and the steering has to it with nice pickup off It handles curves and maneuvers poise and sport.

The CVT felt jerky at times, when hammering the gas. it was fine for me.

Inside is an average The steering wheel has a sleek wrapping, and the gauges and knobs sporty in keeping with the theme of this line of The hard plastics do look

Overall, I like driving They’re sporty, they an athletic demeanor and they can be I’d take a manual or the Ralliart any day, but my only from my stint in the GLS was a traffic

On a bright, sun-drenched morning, I was in traffic for more than of my commute in, handcuffing my need for

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

Base Price: $21,455

As-Tested Price: $24,755

2.4-liter I4; FWD, continuously transmission

Output: 168 hp @ 6,000 167 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm

Curb 3,076 lb

Fuel Economy AW ): 25/24.3 mpg

Options: GTS Touring including leather seating 710-watt, nine-speaker stereo 10-inch subwoofer, satellite with three months of 6CD/MP3 in-dash head HID headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, on/off headlamp control, front seats, power sunroof ($3,300)

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