...Unlike most of its competitors, which often have two or three different engines available, all Lancers have a 2.0-liter SOHC 16-valve inline four with 120 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant was tuned to provide more low- and mid-range power, which is often more useable than a more powerful engine that doesn't come alive until the tach is showing at least 3,500 rpm. Transmission choices are a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. The automatic features driver-adaptive technology, an unusual feature in this class that tailors shift points according to the driver. Fuel...
...Extras on the O-Z Rally include a sport-touch steering wheel, parking brake handle and gearshift lever, as well as rally racecar EVO VII-style white-faced gauges. Under the Hood Power comes from a 2.0-liter, 16-valve four-cylinder engine that develops 120 horsepower and 130 pounds-feet of torque. Engine features include an equal-length intake manifold and a reprofiled camshaft that improves the torque curve for greater performance. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard, and the optional four-speed automatic has adaptive shift control. Safety Side-impact airbags and antilock brakes are...
Source: MSN Autos
...Note that even the sporty-looking OZ Rally edition doesn't include a strut tower brace. But Nissan puts this race-car-like brace on its Sentra SE as well as new SE-R to improve handling. And those 15-inch tires on the fancy OZ Racing wheels? They gripped strongly for the Lancer but produced noticeable road noise. Most disconcerting to me was the vague response from the Lancer's power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering. Some recent Mazda Proteges I've driven had crisper steering response than this, and the ride overall in the Lancer was less refined than that of a new-model Honda Civic...
...All models are powered by a 2.0 liter inline four, which generates 120 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. The ES and O-Z are available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The LS is only available with the automatic. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 26/33 mpg with the manual and 24/30 mpg with the automatic. More features also become available with the Lancer, as Mitsubishi attempts to distance this new offering from the Mirage. All models come standard with air conditioning, power steering, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, power mirrors, power...
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