The Lancer Ralliart version joined the Mitsubishi line-up in 2004. For drivers wanting a sporty, yet affordable car, the 2005 Lancer Ralliart might just be the ‘one.’ This 4-door sedan uses a 4-cylinder engine, but unlike the non-Ralliart Lancer (which has performance numbers of 120 horsepower and 130 pounds-feet peak torque), the Ralliart Lancer gets jazzy with 162 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet peak torque. Lancer Ralliart also bares its sports sole with larger 4-wheel disc brakes and anti-lock brakes, sport-tuned suspension (including upping the rear shock damping by 85 percent), 16-inch alloy wheels, and an increased steering rack diameter – to improve the body roll rate – among the features.

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is a spry sedan that offers an abundant amount of standard equipment, like 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, rear window defroster, cruise control, air conditioning, rear spoiler, fog lamps, dual front airbags, and 60/40 split fold rear seat. For a spunky car, the mile per gallon estimates are good (23 city/29 highway when 2.4-liter 4-cylinder is mated to 5-speed manual transmission). A $131 Rally Package adds cargo net, scuff plate, and chrome exhaust tip. Lancer Ralliart looks and acts like a Mitsubishi car wanting its owner to ‘wake up and drive.’ MSRP is $18,199.