Best Winter Cars - 05 - 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer
The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is a versatile four-door compact option, and in addition to its value-oriented entry-level model it is also available with all-wheel drive. In order to sample a version of the Mitsubishi Lancer in which power is sent to all four wheels it is necessary to locate it in Ralliart trim, which doesn't just feature winter-friendly all-wheel drive but also a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission that is unique to that edition of the car. The Lancer Ralliart's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is turbocharged to produce 237 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, which allows the small sedan to hit 60-mph from a standing start in less than six seconds. Fuel economy for the Ralliart checks in at 18-mpg city and 25-mpg highway.