Street Fight: WRX v Lancer Ralliart v Mazdaspeed 3
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Thanks to three turbochargers, 724 horsepower and five limited-slip differentials, comparing the 2008 Mazdaspeed 3, 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart should be more entertaining than a cage match between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and New Kids on the Block. Imagine the fun! Donny and Danny hangin' tough from the walls of the cage while Joey, Jordan and Jonathan get tossed into the crowd.
The way we see it, our Rampage vs. New Kids bout is no different from pitting the Mazdaspeed 3 — the current champ of the sport compact world — against the Lancer Ralliart and Subaru WRX. On the track, an epic ass-kicking is bound to ensue.
But comparison tests aren't always won on the track. Since these cars all share a focus on real-world driving for enthusiasts, we weighted performance as 25 percent of this test's scoring total, leaving the remaining points to price (20 percent), feature content (20 percent), fuel economy (15 percent), our subjective evaluation (15 percent) and personal and recommended picks (5 percent).
So performance is important, but in the end, the most well-rounded car wins.
Toyota vs...Toyota? Camry Hybrid takes on the Prius
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Guy walks into a Toyota dealer — sounds like a joke so far, right? Not
Guy walks into a Toyota dealer looking for a 2008 Toyota Prius. He's heard
about hybrids for awhile now, and the Prius is one he knows by name. He
vaguely recalls some celebrity bragging about taking one to the Academy
Awards instead of a limo, and then there was that South Park episode, "Smug
Alert" a couple of years back. And didn't Al Gore's own son make headlines
for getting busted doing 100 mph in his Prius?
Something like that. Beyond the hype, Guy's never really given hybrid cars
much thought, much less gone looking for one. And even though he can afford
a decent-size car or SUV, the price of gasoline has him looking for fuel
economy in a serious way.
And there on the showroom floor, Guy sees a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid for
almost the same amount of money as a Prius. Now what?
Title Fight: 2008 Lancer Evo X vs. 2008 Subaru WRX STi
To complete our comparison, three editors submitted evaluation scores based
on their driving impressions, which were balanced against the realities of
price, performance and feature content. The results may surprise you.
Mazda Battles Hyundai: Mazdaspeed 3 vs. Hyundai Genesis
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WRX Takes On Ralliart: Subaru vs. Mitsubishi
FOR MORE WRX VS. RALLIART:
Stuff the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX into a corner, and you know it deserves a
rematch with the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart.
It's no less refined than the 2008 WRX, but it goes in without paralyzing
understeer and doesn't keel over as soon as you load the outside tires.
Provoke it and you'll get some attitude. When you're back on the throttle
hard at the exit, there's no rush to grab 3rd gear. Rescued from last
year's rev-starved funk, the 2.5-liter boxer-4 engine wants to see its
6,500-rpm redline again.
Most important, the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX isn't trying so hard to
distance you from the drive. It rewards your efforts in the cockpit — one
of the things that made the previous-generation WRX so likable.
Probably this is also why the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is so
involving to drive. Introduced last summer, this Lancer Ralliart is the
long-awaited head-on challenge to the WRX dynasty and it kicked the 2008
WRX while it was down. Even compared to the 2009 WRX, Mitsubishi's Ralliart
is a flashier package. It has mechanical limited-slip differentials both
front and rear, a very neat automated dual-clutch gearbox, Recaro seats and
the schnoz of a tiger shark. Evo Jr. has a nice stiff chassis, too.
If the homely gray Subaru has any shot at winning here, it will have to do
more with less.
Ralli!: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
When you line up the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart next to its
street-bred competitors, it might seem slow and expensive. But that's how a
bean counter would make his purchase decision. A guy like that draws a line
(with a straightedge) down the center of a sheet of graph paper to put
pluses on one side and minuses on the other. He'd never be able to get his
pointy head around the visceral experience the rally-inspired Ralliart
supplies. But he might just have another point to make here.
As they now exist, a front-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer GTS with its
naturally aspirated 168-horsepower engine is priced
at $18,665, while the twin-scroll turbocharged 291-hp all-wheel-drive Evolution GSR
starts at $33,665. If we were to follow the accountant's rigid method of
finding the average of these two cars, it'd be a three-wheel-drive Lancer
with a single-scroll turbo making 229 hp
and costing $26,165. And if we would add the $1,500 price of the Evo MR's
state-of-the-art dual-clutch six-speed transmission with its shift paddles
on the steering wheel, our dream car's price would rise to $27,665.
And wouldn't you know it? That's almost exactly the price of the 2009
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. As a bonus, it has four-wheel drive (not three)
and 237 hp at no extra cost.
Chevy Cobalt SS vs. 09 WRX, Mazdaspeed 3, and Four Other Sport Compacts - CAR and DRIVER
Dirty speed, done dirt cheap: Having trouble finding driving thrills at a
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Lancer Ralliart | Evo X Rebuilt (PR)
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2009 rebuild with Evo X mods. Evo X body kit,
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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
Ralliart. It competes with the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Volkswagen GLI.
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Edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard