Gear Diary » Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart: More Than Just an Evo-Lite

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Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

More Than Just an

Mitsubishi, specifically Mitsubishi in North America, always to be a car company struggling for recognition and Over the past few decades have been quietly OEM engines and automotive components for domestic vehicles but without fanfare.

A few years ago, the help of a popular movie the 20-something crowd, the automaker to see brand recognition begin to off. And thanks to the fast and attention they gained the box office, Mitsubishi began a new name for themselves.

The brand is still nowhere the top of the U.S. sales charts month but they do offer vehicles worth giving attention to, especially when other import brands.

Ten ago no one even had the word “Evo” in vocabulary and nowadays one cannot street and rally racing it constantly coming up. The Lancer became an instant hit with the boy but for those not wishing to sacrifice at all costs (and to compete with Subaru) Mitsubishi the Lancer Sportback Ralliart, a offering spirited driving still being able to your Mocha Latte on the way to

The Sportback model is a five-door style that competes with Subie WRX hatch. It is the model that won’t the driver to tears but falls of taking a trophy in the next event.

Personally I found this Lancer Ralliart to be the perfect for daily use. My fillings intact after driving streets not yet repaired from the abuse yet my endorphins wholeheartedly the vehicle when I find a in the road.

At the heart of this of fun is a spirited 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making and 253 lb. ft. of torque backed by a cool Sporttronic six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. transmission provides quick up- and and offers normal or sport modes.

The all-wheel control system an active center differential up to a 50:50 split of power via limited-slip front and rear that bias power Basically the car maintains more than slip when the throttle.

The Ralliart package a sport-tuned suspension, chrome front grille and fog lights, hood with heat venting, unique front and bumpers, side sill rear spoiler, dual and 18-inch alloy wheels Yokohama summer tires.

Safety technology abounds in the Sportback Ralliart thanks to stability control, traction logic, dual-stage front air side-impact curtain air bags, seat side air bags, knee air bag, ABS with brakeforce distribution, active seat structure and tire monitoring system.

This car is a to drive every day. The are supportive and comfortable without rude. I noticed a bit of understeer now and then but a set of stickier tires certainly overcome this at the of needing replaced much often.

And when the driving lacked qualities we simply headed to the 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium sound system to our motoring experience.

Fuel comes in at 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. (If is of concern to you quit looking at gas motors.) Pricing begins at with our tester rolling in at under 32 grand.

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