2.4-liter inline-4 (SE, GT)
168 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
167 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 mpg (manual), 23/30 mpg (automatic), 22/29 mpg (SE sedan, AWD)
A 2015 Lancer stands out from other compact sedans with its angular, sporty design, and aggressive snout and forward stance. A rear spoiler and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels add to the athletic character of GT and Ralliart models. Lancer Evolution models take the aggressiveness to another level with flared and vented fenders, two big exhaust outlets, and a massive rear spoiler on GSR trims. The Evo is slightly lower and shorter, but with an extended wheelbase and width for better handling.
ROCKFORD-FOSGATE SOUND SYSTEM
Those looking for the best in-car audio in a compact sedan will definitely be impressed by the 2015 Lancer’s 9-speaker, 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system.
6-SPEED AUTO-SHIFTING TRANSMISSION
Mitsubishis’ Twin-Clutch Sportronic automatic transmission (dubbed TC-SST in confusing Mitsu-speak) is an excellent driving companion, able to change gears in manual mode quicker than any of our drivers could do with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox.