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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart

2012 Subaru Impreza

  2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 5dr HB TC-SST Ralliart AWD Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Subaru Impreza
Invoice $33,038 $16,734
17/23 25/36
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Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart might not make the best daily drivers, but they're among the most athletic, track-ready performers for the money. Read Full Review Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative. Read Full Review
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  • Quick, communicative steering
  • Supportive front seats
  • Performance for the money (Ralliart)
  • Go-fast look


  • Noisy cabin
  • Chintzy interior look and feel
  • Steering can feel nervous on the highway
  • Twin-Clutch gearbox lurches at low speed


  • Gas mileage is up 30 percent
  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Drama-free, neutral handling
  • Large hatch and trunk openings
  • New styling is vastly improved


  • Not the quietest compact in the field
  • Interior materials are nicer, but some trim still looks cheap
  • Subaru trails in infotainment options
  • If you don't need AWD, you get it anyway
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