The Mitsubishi Lancer represents a broad range of compact four-door sedans, with models that are both affordable and sporty at the same time. The Lancer ES is the most popular model due to its competitive pricing and generous amount of standard equipment. It comes standard with a 120 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual gearbox, but a four-speed automatic is available. The O-Z Rally wears sporty body work inspired by the Lancer WRC race cars, including bumper extensions front and rear, and side skirts. White-faced gauges and a cockpit trimmed in black with plastic panels that resemble brushed aluminum give the interior a racy look. A 120 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual is standard, a four-speed automatic is optional. The Ralliart sedan is powered by a 162 hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with MIVEC variable valve timing. It comes standard with a five-speed manual with a short-throw shifter identical to the one used in the Lancer Evolution. However, it can also can be equipped with a four-speed automatic. The Ralliart setup includes four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and EBD, a sport-tuned suspension with stiffer shocks to reduce body roll in corners, a more responsive steering gear, freer-flowing exhaust and 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season performance tires. For 2006, the Mitsubishi Lancer gets minimal interior and exterior enhancements.
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|Engine||2.0L I-4, 2.4L I-4|
|MPG||Up to 28 city / 35 highway|
|Transmission||5-spd man w/OD|
|Power||120 - 162 hp|
|Curb Weight||2,745 - 2,922 lbs|