|Pricing||$14,340 - $26,490|
|Drive Types||FWD, AWD|
|Engines||2.0l I4, 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4|
|Transmissions||CVT, M5, SM6|
|Fuel Economy||17-22 (city), 25-30 (highway)|
The Lancer is Mitsubishi's entry-level model and their answer to the Honda Civic, Mazda Mazda3, Subaru Impreza, and Toyota Corolla. The latest generation of the Lancer debuted in 2008 as a 2009 model with larger proportions and more aggressive styling. Thanks to the Lancer Evolution, all Lancers are solidly constructed cars with a more substantial feel than the Japanese competition. A new 152-bhp 2.0L inline-4 powers the DE and ES models. The GTS model receives an upgraded 2.4L engine, 18-inch wheels, front air dam, rear spoiler, sport suspension, and bigger disc brakes. A Lancer Ralliart model bridges the gap between the Lancer and the Lancer Evolution. With a 237-bhp turbo and all-wheel-drive, the Ralliart is an alternative to the Subaru Impreza WRX but at a stiff price premium. An optional 650-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system includes nine speakers and a subwoofer.
The Lancer Ralliart model returns for the 2009 model year. Bridging the gap from the base Lancers to the Lancer Evolution, the Ralliart now features Mitsubishi's twin-clutch SST gearbox, full-time 4WD and limited slip differentials. Power is provided by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 235-bhp. Ralliart models wear distinctively styled front and rear bumper and a ducted aluminum hood. GTS models receive a new 2.4L four-cylinder and distinct instruments.
|Lancer DE||2.0l I4 (152-bhp)||M5||FWD||$14,340|
|Lancer DE||2.0l I4 (152-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$16,590|
|Lancer ES||2.0l I4 (152-bhp)||M5||FWD||$16,540|
|Lancer ES||2.0l I4 (152-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$17,440|
|Lancer ES Sport||2.0l I4 (152-bhp)||M5||FWD||$17,340|
|Lancer ES Sport||2.0l I4 (152-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$18,240|
|Lancer GTS||2.4l I4 (168-bhp)||M5||FWD||$18,590|
|Lancer GTS||2.4l I4 (168-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$19,590|
|Lancer Ralliart||2.0l I4 T (237-bhp)||SM6||AWD||$26,490|