2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

At a Glance

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.

What Changed:

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
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