I've owned this car for three years now, It is hands down everything I've ever dreamed of and more. The Lancer Evo, and the nearly look-alike at least to the laymen Lancer Ralliart, are performance legends to a certain set. A rear spoiler near the roof finishes off the design. They options that you get with the car for the price point is great and there it tons of room inside the vehicle compared to our impreza. Fog lamps, a hands-free entry system, a trip computer, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, leather trim, and aluminum pedals are all standard on the Ralliart. The Lancer wore some of the boldest sheet metal in the compact class when it was introduced for model year 2008. .
If we had to drive only in traffic, we'd choose the Ralliart's engine, as it's more flexible and tuned for stronger low- and mid-rev response. Apart from an Evolution version, the Sportback sports the same engine choices and trim levels as the Lancer sedan, but it all depends on the market on which it is sold. The recall began on November 12, 2013. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system might help allow you to make some types of emergency maneuvers with greater safety. Fuel economy is another reason why the Lancer is a kicking car. Remedy Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected clutch master cylinders free of charge.
Fog lamps, a hands-free entry system, a trip computer, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, leather trim, and aluminum pedals are all standard on the Ralliart, though. Even if you've been brought up to revere the Evo's dynamic reputation, from racing games and the like, it's hard not to be a little disappointed with the cabin of the Ralliart or Evolution. Exterior The Lancer Sportback retains the general design cues of the Lancer sedan in front, but it takes on a different look at the rear. Backed with a 10-5-5 warranty, the Lancer has one of the top warranties available. Both the 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution and Ralliart handle crisply, like performance cars, but the price chasm between the two is at its clearest here. Reliability is a five star as well since ive never had any serious problems with this car. Impeccable handling and the tightest turning radius I've ever experienced, this car is a joy to handle.
I give this car a five star for features because everything i just mentioned is enough to give this a five star for features is concerned. The ride can also be a bit jarring on pothole-ridden Rust Belt roads. Vehicle Overview The five-seat Lancer Sportback hatchback is offered with a choice of two normally aspirated four-cylinder engines. Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, head-curtain side airbags, front-seat mounted side bags, and a driver knee airbag are standard on both the Ralliart and Evolution. The car also gets high marks from owners for both handling and acceleration.
The Evo's engine is peaky, with more turbo lag, and it delivers its power in a frenzy at the top of the rev band. Interior and Exterior are a five star in my opinion and ill explain in one word why; Customization. Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured from December 12, 2007, through March 5, 2013. Comfort and quality get a four star and I say that since this vehicle is like a hyperactive four year old who just ate 6 pounds of candy. I guess my only concern is the stock stereo system, it is probably the crappiest sound system any car has had ever. Competitors include the Subaru Impreza and Mazda3.
For 2012, Mitsubishi has added a few more soft-touch surfaces inside, as well as gloss-black instrument-panel trim. The Ralliart can be had as a sedan or Sportback hatchback , but the Evo is only a sedan. Recall Date 2018-01-26 Description Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. Show full review Vehicle Overview The five-seat Lancer Sportback hatchback is offered with a choice of two normally aspirated four-cylinder engines. The Lancer sedan and high-performance Lancer Evolution are covered in separate reports in the Cars. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2018.
Although changes to both the powertrain and interior are expected for the 2013 model year, the 2012 version is a fine representative of the small hatchback class. The available navigation system now also includes real-time traffic data. Safety and security features abound for the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, including a 7-airbag safety system, which features advanced dual-stage front airbags with seat position sensors, side-impact head protection curtain airbags for front and rear seats, front seat-mounted side airbags and a driver's knee airbag. Although the Lancer sedan is available with an optional split-folding backseat to increase luggage space, the shape of the car limits what you can fit in the trunk. While the looks aren't all that special, there's a lot to love in the driving experience for either of these models. At just 17 mpg city for both Evo models, or 18 for the Ralliart, you'll be chugging through the 14.
The big difference between the two cars is in the cargo area. The Ralliart uses a full-time all-wheel drive system with active centre differential and limited-slip front and rear differentials. By cutting down the number of trims available, Mitsubishi is able to focus more on quality than quantity. There really isn't that much of a difference in appearance between the two models on the outside—with more aggressive wheels, a slightly different front fascia, and an added rear spoiler for the Evolution—even if the Evo has further structural differences and an aluminum roof. Reviewers like its peppy 4-cylinder engine as well as the huge cargo space the dual-level rear cargo floor affords. Despite being often overlooked by C-segment shoppers, the Lancer makes a strong case for itself with its list of standard features, range of available options, and sportier higher-trim models. Interior appointments are, to be blunt and honest, very disappointing in the Ralliart and Evolution.