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2011 Mitsubishi Galant

For years the Mitsubishi Galant been a value for money family car. But with the time it kept falling behind in its class due to its outdated look and lack of features. In year 2011, Mitsubishi brought many changes in Galant to keep up with the competitors like additional standard features for the premium SE trim and a new silver-painted mesh grille as well as a half-inch reduction in ride height.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is available only in two trim level, ES and SE. Standard features on the ES include full power accessories, air-conditioning, a tilt-only steering wheel, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, driver-seat height adjustment and a six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The SE adds foglights, a back-up camera, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, color LCD screen, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, multiway-way adjustable power driver seat, heated front seats, Bluetooth, navigation system and an eight-speaker Rockford Acoustic Design audio system with six-CD changer and satellite radio. In year 2011 Galant SE gets new features like power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a programmable garage door opener. There are many other stand alone optional features available for the new Mitsubishi Galant. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is available with only one engine choice, that is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission with Mitsubishi’s Sportronic system. The 2.4-liter engine makes decent 160 horsepower and 157 lb-ft of torque averaging around 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined.

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The interior gets few modifications in new Mitsubishi Galant like more sound insulation and a refreshed dash. The quality of material used in the cabin is of fairly good quality. It is roomy with comfortable and supportive seats. A dead pedal is provided and positioned well for drivers left leg. Visibility is good all around, notably to the rear quarters, thanks to slim C-pillars. The controls on the dashboard are well placed and easy to use. Keyless-entry controls are integrated into the key. The quality of materials is quite good.

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is affordable hatchback version of the Mitsubishi Lancer sedan. It looks as sleek and sporty as the sedan but hatchback design offers more cargo space than the sedan. But cost cutting in the Sportback is visible in the material used in the cabin. The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback remains almost same as the 2010 Sportback except few minor changes or additions like Mitsubishi’s optional Fuse voice-activation system.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is available in two front-wheel drive trims – ES and GTS – and one all-wheel drive Ralliart trim. The ES is powered by a 148 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 145 pound-feet of torque and fuel economy of 24 in the city and 32 on the highway, while the GTS gets a 168-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 167 lb-ft of torque having fuel economy of 22 in the city and 31 on the highway. The Ralliart models gets a 237 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 253 lb-ft of torque and achieves 17 in the city and 25 on the highway.

The ES and GTS models are paired with a five-speed manual transmission, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional. The Ralliart is paired with a six-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift transmission (TC-SST) with paddle shifters.

Standard features on the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback base ES include 16-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, rocker-sill bodywork extensions, keyless entry, a tilt-only steering wheel with audio controls, a trip computer, a 60/40-split rear seat with a center armrest and a four-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. Beside getting a more powerful engine the GTS adds 18-inch alloy wheels, aero-style bodywork pieces, Bluetooth, chrome exhaust tips, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless ignition/entry, full power accessories, automatic climate control, sport front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, manual driver-seat height adjustment, the Fuse voice-activation system and a six-speaker stereo with a USB port. The Ralliart adds an automated dual-clutch manual transmission, satellite radio and keyless ignition/entry. Most of the features on top end models are also available as standalone or packaged option along with some additional options.

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Standard safety features in 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback include front-seat side airbags, full-length head curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and stability control. Antilock brakes are also standard, with four-wheel disc brakes on the GTS and Ralliart and rear drums for the ES.

While the look and performance of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback makes it score high in the segment the interior drags it down in the list. The material used in the cabin lacks quality. The seats are quite comfortable, with a generous amount of legroom. The cargo is large enough with 13.8 cubic feet of storage and expands up-to 47 cubic feet when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded down. With an adjustable cargo floor the GTS can hold up to 52.7 cubic feet of load.

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is an Affordable Sports Cars.

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2011 mitsubishi eclipse

The Eclipse one of the most popular sport car because of its sleek styling, powerful engines, a decent amount of comfort and affordability. Eclipse is available in hardtop and convertible(Spyder) options. The Mitsubishi Eclipse is offered in base GS, GS Sport and GT trim levels. All are front-wheel drive and share their basic platform with the Galant sedan.


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The base trim GS comes standard with air-conditioning, cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel, a 50/50-split rear seatback and a six-speaker sound system with CD player.

The GS Sport adds a sunroof, xenon headlights, foglights, heated leather front seats, heated power mirrors, a six-way power driver seat, Bluetooth and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system with six-CD changer, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and steering wheel controls. The GT adds a standard V6 engine, a bigger rear stabilizer bar, bigger rear brakes, large rear spoiler and automatic climate control. The Spyder includes a power convertible roof.

Safety features in the Mitsubishi Eclipse includes stability control, four-wheel antilock brakes and front seat side airbags. The coupe features front side curtain airbags and the Spyder gets side airbags. There are no rear head restraints.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse GS are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 162 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The Eclipse GS comes with a five-speed manual, a four-speed automatic is optional on the GS and standard on the GS Sport.

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Estimated fuel economy with the automatic is 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. The Eclipse GT gets a 3.6-liter V6 producing 265 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard. Estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined

The Eclipse’s cabin is both stylish and simple. The front seats are well-contoured and supportive, but the upright rear seats have no head restraints and they it does not to provide much headroom. The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse features 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The Eclipse Spyder, however, only provides 5.7 cubic feet.

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

The new-generation Mitsubishi Lancer should help improve the fortunes of this automaker, which is still recovering from a disastrous car-buying

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program that left it with lots of repossessed cars several years ago.

Critics felt that Mitsubishi might never recover in America, but it’s introducing a good number of new and improved vehicles—although larger Japanese rivals continue to trump it interms of resale values.


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Mitsubishi is celebrating its 25th year in America but only has one U.S. plant, which is located in Illinois. However, the new Lancer 4-door sedan is built in Japan.

Show Car Look

Mitsubishi threw away the old Lancer book in designing the 2008 model, which gets aggressive styling from the automaker’s Concept-X auto show car. It thus has a “shark-nosed” front end, wedge-like profile and crisp lines.

The new front-wheel-drive Lancer has a more road-hugging attitude. A more rigid platform allows better ride and handling and an improved feel. Compared to its predecessor, the car has a 1.3-inch longer wheelbase and is 2.7 inches wider, with 2.3-inch wider front and rear tracks. It’s also a few inches higher and abouta half-inch shorter.

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The Lancer is especially attractive in top-line $17,490-$18,490 GTS trim. That’s the raciest version, with 18-inch alloy wheels, front air dam, side skirts, rear spoiler, fog lights and a chrome tailpipe tip.

But even lower-priced Lancers are appealing. They are the entry $13,990-$14,890 DE and midrange $15,990-$16,890 ES.

Sophisticated Engine

A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower powers all trim levels. It’s sophisticated, with dual overhead camshafts, 16 valves and variable valve timing. The engine/transmission is guaranteed for 10 years, or 100,000 miles.

All versions have a standard, slick 5-speed manual transmission that works with a light, rather long-throw clutch. My test GTS had the manual gearbox, but offered for all Lancers is an optional Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT) transmission.

The CVT has a manual-shift feature (utilizing steering-wheel paddle shifters in the GTS) and makes the new Lancer the first Mitsubishi sold in America with a CVT.

Fuel economy is an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway with the manual and 22 and 29 with the CVT. Only 87-octane fuel is needed.

The DE is moderately well-equipped. It has automatic-off halogen headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, manually adjustable front seats, rear defroster, tilt wheel, tire pressure monitoring system, CD/MP3 head unit, intermittent wipers and power mirrors and windows with a driver-side automatic-down feature.

Added to the ES are power door locks, manual air conditioning, power windows with a driver-side automatic-up function, premium fabric seating materials, 60/40 split rear seat and keyless entry.

The GTS adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and sporty fabric seating surfaces.

Along with anti-lock brakes, a DE option package contains manual air conditioning, power door locks and a driver-side power window with an automatic-up function

Optional for the ES and GTS is a Sun and Sound package. It contains a power glass sunroof with sunshade and a 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate Punch premium sound system with 9 speakers. There’s also a navigation package for the GTS.

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2011 mitsubishi lancer

Lively Acceleration

My test GTS had lively acceleration, although a downshift to fourth gear is needed for the best passing times on highways. Steering is precise, and the suspension provides a supple ride despite this version’s firmer suspension and more performance-oriented tires, although large bumps can be felt.

Handling is stable even when the car is driven fairly hard, with the GTS having the handling edge with its special suspension and wider tires. The brake pedal has a nice linear action, and stopping distances are short.

Visual interior appeal never has been a Lancer strong point, but the 2008 version is a big step forward in that regard. The quiet cockpit has gauges that can be quickly read and large climate controls. Audio controls are small, but are placed high on the dashboard to facilitate their use.

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2011 mitsubishi lancer

Front seats provide good side support, and the rear seat area is especially roomy for a compact car. However, the back seat has a hard center area best occupied by the flip-down armrest.

Thick windshield pillars partially block vision when taking corners, but visibility is generally good from the driver’s seat. However, the GTS’s large rear spoiler is too visible when glancing in the rearview mirror.

Handsome and practical, the Lancer is competitively priced and seems worth more than it costs. The GTS trim level could be considered a bargain-priced sports sedan, although it’s not in the same league as, say, an Audi or BMW.

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