2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer is the perfect synthesis of performance, safety and fun with chockfull of technology, a formidable fuel-efficient engine and a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.
The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer, an outstanding Mitsubishi sports sedan, available in DE, ES, ES Sport, GTS and the all new Ralliart trims, gets a new standard 2.4-liter 168-horsepower four-cylinder engine on the GTS along with some new features. The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer secured the Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Award for the compact segment as surveyed by AutoPacific, based solely on owners feedback.
The Lancer DE and ES are powered by a 2.0-liter, 152-horsepower DOHC MIVEC engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Lancer GTS with an all-new 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC engine is a powerful answer to the blahs.
The new Lancer Ralliart 4WD is powered by a 237-horsepower, 2.0-liter, DOHC MIVEC, turbocharged and intercooled engine mated to a new six-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST), a sequential shift manual transmission with magnesium paddle shifters and two shift modes (Normal and Sport). The engine utilizes a proprietary All-Wheel Control (AWC) system based on the Mitsubishi Active Center Differential (ACD) and the system is controlled by the Mitsubishi AWC computer that delivers one heck of a driving experience. The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces. Lancer Ralliart is also equipped with front helical limited slip differential and a rear differential mechanical limited slip differential.
Building on the basic sporty design and proportions of the Lancer, the Lancer Ralliart exterior is characterized by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminum, ducted hood that provides cooling air to the turbocharger. The interior design also puts greater stress on function and vehicle control.
Body and Styling
The exterior features include (Depending upon the trim selected) side turn markers, roof-mounted antenna and high-mount rear brake lamp, 16 wheel covers (DE), color-keyed door handles and side-view mirrors, chrome grille accent, remote keyless entry (ES), rear wing spoiler, fog lights, chrome exhaust tip (ES Sport), sport-tuned suspension including front strut tower brace, 18-inch alloy wheels, side turn markers (GTS), 18-inch alloy wheels with Yokohama ADVAN performance tires, dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tips, rear combination tail lamps with black housing, front Ralliart chrome grille surround and bumper and rear Ralliart bumper (Ralliart).
Inside, FAST-Key, Bluetooth hands-free phone interface system, automatic climate control Magnesium paddle shifters, power windows/locks/mirrors, tilt adjustable steering column, cruise control, sport-type meter gauges multi-information display, variable intermittent wipers, auxiliary audio inputs jack, chrome, 12V accessory outlet, 60/40 folding rear seats, leather-wrapped sport-type steering wheel and shift knob with shift boot, steering wheel-mounted cruise control and audio switches, aluminum pedals, adjustable rear headrests and a new 140-watt, Mitsubishi AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers and auxiliary audio inputs are key features.
Tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS), anti-theft engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, LATCH system for child-safety seats, seven-airbag safety system with advanced, dual-stage front airbags, driver and passenger side-impact airbags, front and rear curtain airbags and driver's knee airbag, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), full-time All-Wheel Drive (AWC) with Active Center Differential (ACD), front helical and rear mechanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD) and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control (TCL) make the 2009 Mitsubishi Lance safe and secure.