The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact sedan that aims to offer a more edgy package than most of its entry-level competitors. With a tighter chassis, a more responsive suspension and the availability of high performance trim levels, the Mitsubishi Lancer is an affordable yet fun to drive addition to the compact market. In stripped down base DE trim, the sedan still comes with a CD player, power windows and door locks and tilt steering, while the sport-oriented GTS offers more aggressive springs and shock absorbers, automatic climate control, sport seats and an upgraded stereo system. Slotting just below the GTS is the mid-range ES, while the Ralliart trim reigns supreme as offering the most engaging driving experience out of all four Lancer trim levels.
The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer DE trim opens things up with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers 152 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also included with the ES trim, and it provides fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The Lancer GTS makes use of a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that churns out 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque, with fuel economy dipping somewhat to 21 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Each of these motors can be equipped with either a five-speed automatic transmission or a continuously-variable automatic, with the latter offering paddle-shifting capabilities when ordered with the GTS trim. The Ralliart includes not only a 237 horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but it also manages the mill's 253 lb-ft of torque via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the Ralliart falls to 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is an incentive of $1,500 cash back or 0.0% interest for 60 months on the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer effective until 08/31/2010. See more new car rebates and incentives for August.
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