The Lancer Evolution (EVO) is legendary in the tuner/aftermarket community. A pocket-rocket in every sense, the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive compact car is an object of lust for many enthusiasts. But what if you're not an enthusiast, or you are and you require a bit more space? Mitsubishi has attempted to answer that question with the Lancer Sportback. While the Sportback isn't offered in race-ready Evolution trim, it is available in Ralliart trim, which aims to close the gap between the base Lancer and Evolution.
Skeptical, we got ourselves one for a week to test it out. Is the 2010 Lancer Sportback Raliart really good enough to compete in the enthusiast arena? Is it practical enough to live with every day if you're not an enthusiast, or an enthusiast with a need for space? Read our review to find out.