Who wants to spend a few hundred miles trying to peer over the steering wheel like a retiree? There is only minor onscreen feedback and you can't import a phone's contact list. It makes the car unstable by making it sometimes veer off to the right on hard stops. 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. One noticeable update has been made to the driver information screen, which gets a higher-resolution multi-color display in place of the old pixilated red-only readout. The Lancer Sportback also gets a pretty advanced optional navigation system for this segment of car.
Our standard summer-only Yokohama Advan A10 rubber was wrapped around 18-inch wheels. If you like a really good looking car and if you do not mind being tossed around like a roller coaster, and putting your hands in your pocket all the time for gas money, than this car might be for you. The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is unlike most compacts in that is both tall and wide, as well as aggressively styled. The Sportback Ralliart comes standard with Bluetooth, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, traction and stability controls, and nine airbags. The Ralliart gets up upgraded 140-watt sound system, with an optional 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate system.
The Lancer Sportback also comes with a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, but it is very basic. Otherwise, the car is identical to the standard Lancer Ralliart. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. See a of the 2010 Lancer Sportback and sedan. Once the car was moving, the shifts were fast and crisp, but the unpleasant drone of the turbo four was a constant at idle or while rolling. 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.
This big subwoofer rattles the car's interior panels with a good bass track. Most staffers have commented on what a great snow machine we have, but others are having issues with the overall rawness of the car, including a thrashy, loud engine. Recall Date 2018-01-26 Description Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. It isn't the most refined audio experience, and you will find highs getting shortchanged in favor of Rockford Fosgate's thick signature sound. The Evo's thirst for fuel largely remains, however, with real-world fuel-economy in mixed driving ending in the high-teens. Either condition increases the risk of a crash. Given Mitsubishi's perennial competition with Subaru, the new Lancer Sportback was inevitable.
Points out hazards or unsafe practices that could cause minor, personal injury or damage your vehicle, you will see another important symbol, q Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, certain. On this page we have collected some information and photos of all specifications 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. Many have commented that they had no idea what kind of car it was, which was exactly what I was aiming for - something unique, fun, and economical. Overall, the suspension does a nice job managing body motions while still allowing the car to have a playful, lively feel to it. The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart fills in the space between roof and trunk lid of the original Lancer body with a hatchback. The automated gearbox includes Normal and Sport driving modes and though it's a little hesitant in gentle driving, it pulls off snappy shifts like a track pro when you tap into all the power.
Speaking of lateral Gs, the Ralliart's well-sorted chassis, Evo sourced all-wheel-drive system and Yokohama summer rubber handle turns quite well. Our car came equipped with the Recaro seat package, adding serious sport seats with high side bolsters running all the way up to the headrests. The continuous variable transmission shifts very smoothly. Other service stops were for scheduled maintenance: a general inspection, oil and filter change, and tire rotation every 5000 miles. The brakes are similar to what you will find on the standard Lancer economy car, not providing the stopping power or the modulation capabilities for barreling toward a turn.
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 rear view is awful: Obstructed by a very low slanting hatchback, 3 head rests in the way, and if you have any passengers back there, it is hard to see anything. We appreciated the grip afforded on rain-slick roads, as the car began to slide a little in a turn, but got right back in line with a little pressure on the gas pedal. It is a better highway car as long as the roads are well paved. On a lark I went to the local Mitsu dealer to see what a new one would cost. These pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment. Mitsubishi updated its Lancer, the basis for the and , on a similar timeline, but only offered a four-door sedan.
But we do like the plethora of route tools, which let you do things like create a detour or preview the journey. Mitsubishi has resurrected the Sportback name for 2010, but the new model looks completely different from the one sold in the U. The Ralliart sedan has all of 10. The result is 237 hp at 6000 rpm and 253 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. Other options include a navigation system and Recaro sport seats.
I was very impressed everything was great. The feds haven't tested any Lancer, Ralliart, or Evo for side impact. The service bulletin applies to many 2008—10 Evos and Ralliarts sold in 35 different states. The Good The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart stands out for its double-clutch transmission and smart all-wheel-drive system. The Sportback, on the other hand, starts out at 12.
Under the hood is the same 4B11T 2. The brake pedal offers more travel than most, which might be a little alarming the first time you have to make a panic stop; the pedal goes down quite a bit before hard braking occurs. The steering isn't as -bomb precise as the Evo's and the tires aren't as communicative near the limit as they perhaps should be, but these aren't major complaints. In the past few months, the Sportback has been stuffed with photo and video gear, acting as a mobile studio on various shoots and comparison tests. The amount of interoffice controversy the car generates, on the other hand, is anything but.