If you are looking for better control and power when city driving, then the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is the perfect fit. And with top control and entertainment features on-board courtesy of the new Fuse system and the Rockford Fosgate audio system, a long trip is no longer boring with this latest reincarnation of the old favorite Lancer.
Consumers can choose from among the four basic trims, the DE, ES, GTS and Ralliart and comes in AWD and FWD and each of these trims offer a different set of features to match varying needs and preferences. The Lancer DE is the base trim and the cheapest among the four trims but don’t think that Mitsubishi scrimped on the features of this sedan. This comes with 16-inch steel wheels, tilt-only steering wheel, the usual power accessories and the 4-speaker CD and MP3 stereo. The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES on the other hand packs almost the same features compared with what’s inside the DE. This trim simply adds air conditioning, keyless entry, improved interior thanks to upgraded upholstery, center arm rest, cruise control, controls on the steering wheel and also an auxiliary audio jack for the driver’s stereo. Powering the DE and the ES trims is the advanced DOHC MIVEC 16-valve engine made from aluminum and provides 152 horsepower at 6000 rpm. This engine ensures better fuel economy with reduced emissions, without the drive worrying about a sacrificed sporty performance. In fact the engines of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer DE and ES distributed in California are certified as Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. Power is directed on the DE trim using the 5-speed manual transmission, and the ES is directed by either the 5-speed manual or the higher end continuously variable transmission or CVT with INVEC-III.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS trim takes power a step up. This one comes with the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that racks up an additional 200 bhp over the ES and DE trims. As standard consumers can also expect the 5-speed manual gearbox and the CVT with INVEC III and backed by the Sportronic technology that can allow shifting using the magnesium steering wheel paddle. This also comes in automatic transmission. When it comes to features, be ready to welcome the 18-inch alloys, sports-tuned suspension system, keyless entry, Fuse system, satellite radio and a few more amenities that make life on the road convenient. Want sophistication and heightened excitement when it comes to driving the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer? If yes, then the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart should be considered. With its dynamic and turbocharged engine, this is perhaps your smartest choice when it comes to sedan shopping. Largely influenced by the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancers Evolution (which should be separately reviewed from the Lancer 2011), this sporty sedan delivers 237 horses at 6000 rpm. Powering the four wheels are the All-Wheel Control (AWC) system and the Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission. Thanks to this Mitsubishi initiative, you’ll have a fun time enjoying manual transmission without using the clutch pedal!
Color-wise, you can find five available options starting with rally red metallic, or dark red to classic black. Lovers of light-colored sedans will also like the options available for the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer. One can choose from the white 2011 Mitsubishi Lancers or the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancers that come in gray colors. and though the interior looks don’t do match justice to the ‘muscle and brawn’ delivered by the exterior design and accessories of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, still there are some bright spots in the Lancer interior like the addition of 710-watt Rockford Fosgate as a premium sound system and the Bluetooth 2.0 Hands Free Phone (for GTS). Exterior looks and sporty performance aside, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is known for its safety.