2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
Eight years passed since Mitsubishi revealed their latest Lancer and yes, it is out dated. However, Mitsubishi made a few changes during those eight years and the newest version – the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is the most advanced and the most equipped of them all.
The look of the car is simple. It is a compact sedan with front wheel drive and with some interesting styling causes taken from rally cars of yesterday. It will not look modern by any means, but this car has some aces under its sleeves and one of the jokers it carries proudly is its four wheel drive system, as well as Ralliart and Evo versions.
For the 2015 model year, 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer did not make any important changes. Lancer remained the same as before, but we learned that this will be probably the last generation of this rally legend on the US market and on any other major market actually. The best and most amazing Lancer Evo is the first to go, but we have to acknowledge that the Lancer has something to say before it vanishes from the market for good.
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer got affordable price, spacious cabin and a heritage almost unmatched in this car segment made it very attractive for car enthusiasts all over the world. New trim levels packed with new tech and wonderful luxurious equipment certainly helps the price and value ratio in favor of the value.
Despite packing the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer with new equipment in the lower trim, the Japanese compact sedan still looks out dated inside. Large plastic surfaces are simply too dreadful for the time and some of the equipment (such as touch display) looks like it came as an aftermarket part.
Those in need of reliable transportation do not have to look elsewhere. With a few engine options even the die-hard fans of the Lancer can get something they always wanted. The Ralliart version is powered by a two liter turbocharged unit developing 237 HP, which is, with its four wheel drive, enough to make this car faster than many compact counterparts coming from Germany or US. This 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is able to accelerate to 60 in less than 6 seconds. Downgrading to 2,4 liter engine will get you a bit better fuel economy (but not as good as on other modern compacts) and a front wheel drive. Also, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is available with an entry two liter petrol engine but with its 148 HP it is not as powerful as it should be.
Finally, the Evo is the top of the range vehicle. With sporty equipment of a rally car and an engine developing almost 300 HP it feels like a totally different monster. Every car journalist will tell you the same about it – it is one of the best driver’s cars that ever were and it is unfortunate that we will not have it in one year’s time.