Premium Unleaded, 93 octane min Radiator Core size mm 700x409x16 700x409x27 Engine Oil Type 5W-20 5W-30 Engine Oil Capacity qt. Initial Impressions The Ralliart has only been with us for a short time, but the logbook is already heating up with debate on its merits. Recaro option To earn its Ralliart badge, Mitsubishi also built some stiffness into this suspension, making it a little rough for the daily commute. Send Mike an Hide full review. Then there's the fiscal issue. Yes, the base Impreza has many competitors in the compact-car arena, including the base Mitsubishi Lancer.
Initially launched only as a sedan, the Ralliart has spawned a hatchback variant this year, dubbed the Sportback, matching both four- and five-door offerings from Subaru. The double-clutch Sportshift Transmission is a good reason to get the Ralliart, as it is our favorite of this type of transmission, working well in normal and sport driving situations. Users who violate these usage guidelines will lose downloading privileges and in addition, may be subject to further legal action. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. The seats, as cumbersome as they were, were far from the only annoyance. And while the suspension uses stabilizer bars to help the car maintain composure when the laws of physics tell it to go tumbling off the road, it doesn't have the precise feel of that in the Evo, or even the. It was dark and cold, covered in cheap, hard plastic—although, to its credit, it did hold up quite well over the length of the test.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The Bottom Line Driven enthusiastically, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart shows some chops, but its roughness might make it a little hard to live with on a daily basis. See a of the 2010 Lancer Sportback and sedan. Enter the , new for 2009. Not surprisingly, that much turbocharging leads to excessive turbo lag. Both traffic information and iPod integration are features we missed.
Blending the sporty shape of a coupe with the functionality of a four-door hatchback, the Lancer Sportback has plenty of style to go along with its versatility. The only question is whether that hatch should come to the U. The Ralliart sedan has all of 10. We easily rattled the interior panels with this system, making thud thud reverberations run up and down the car. All are front-wheel drive except for the Ralliart, which uses a full-time all-wheel drive system with active centre differential and limited-slip front and rear differentials.
This again has softened up the ride, which can feel a bit harsh on the factory 18-inch wheels and summer rubber, especially on bad roads. Other than a few stops to rebalance wheels—both the summer and winter sets had a strange habit of coughing up their wheel weights—the Sportback saw only one unscheduled service stop, at 11,390 miles, to fix a small leak in the right front-axle seal. Otherwise, nearly everything else about the car was a point of contention, beginning with the Recaro seats. Its positive attributes are pretty much limited to a handsome exterior, razor-sharp steering like that of the Evo, pleasing sound from the upgraded stereo, a relatively compliant ride, and a satisfying brake pedal—although the latter began to dull slightly near the end of the test. I still think the car looks a little truncated, but I give Mitsubishi credit for taking a risk with the S.
Other than the cargo area, the interior will be familiar to anyone who has been inside any 2008+ Lancer aside from the giant amount of room in the back. Blending the sporty shape of a coupe with the functionality of a four-door hatchback, the Lancer Sportback has plenty of style to go along with its versatility. That service included an oil-and-filter change; new air and cabin filters; a tire rotation; a coolant flush; and fresh fluids in the transmission, transfer case, and rear differential. Route guidance includes lane guidance for freeways, but we found the voice prompts far too frequent, giving about four warnings before a turn. The transmission's automatic normal mode short shifts, going for fuel economy over power. The all-wheel-drive system uses differentials on both axles and in the center of the car, allowing a wide range of torque distribution to get power to the wheels that need it most. Overall, the suspension does a nice job managing body motions while still allowing the car to have a playful, lively feel to it.
The Lancer Sportback also gets a pretty advanced optional navigation system for this segment of car. The Bad The Lancer Sportback looks too much like a sedan in hatchback clothing. From the rear, the rounded creases of the tailgate and rear fascia look out of sync from the rest of the car's more-angular design, although the combination works better from the side. It isn't the most refined audio experience, and you will find highs getting shortchanged in favor of Rockford Fosgate's thick signature sound. Both road and wind noise contribute to the din, and backseat passengers will hear wind noise generated by the roof spoiler, which is right above their heads. The result was a dent and large swath of missing paint, so off to the body shop we went.
Speaking of lateral Gs, the Ralliart's well-sorted chassis, Evo sourced all-wheel-drive system and Yokohama summer rubber handle turns quite well. Instead, the suspension feels heavy, and the car reacts similar to many midsize commuter cars to hard cornering. The Ralliart models use a turbocharged 2. The light clutch pedal is easy on your leg, and it engages easily, which makes for smooth takeoffs. You can get similar performance using the transmission's manual mode, flipping the column-attached paddles to move sequentially through the gears, experiencing shifts faster and harder than any torque converter-based transmission. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557223637646 ; listingsSearchManager.
But drag-racing aside, the transmission's automatic sport setting takes turbo lag out of the equation by keeping engine speed up around 3,000 rpm. The Look The current-generation Lancer sedan has been sold since early 2007. The Good The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart stands out for its double-clutch transmission and smart all-wheel-drive system. . And in its rally-bred style, all-wheel-drive can be set for asphalt, gravel, or snow, limiting the amount of wheel slip allowed as you get onto more difficult surfaces. Introduced for 2009, the sedan version of the Lancer Ralliart has won plenty of praise from our staffers for being a kinder, gentler Evo and the answer to the that never had. But perhaps the best example of why we adore the hatchback came from technical editor Michael Austin.