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The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart have a reasonably spacious, accommodating interior layout, but they lack the refinement, comfort, and pleasing materials expected in vehicles of this price range.
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QUALITY | 6 out of 10

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Sportback’s rear seats are comfortable and spacious, and they conveniently fold flat via release handles in the trunk area
Car and Driver

Because the Ralliart doesn’t wear the Evo’s structural cross braces in the trunk behind the rear seat...it benefits from a 60/40-split folding-rear seatback system.
Popular Mechanics

although there was too much hard plastic for a $30,000 car, the overall build quality was very good and we heard no rattles or buzzes
Edmunds

The Ralliart's ride quality is more than livable
Cars.com

interior is also rough around the edges with hard plastics all over the place
AutoWeek

Both the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and the Evolution get a dressed-up interior versus the Lancer, with a few added trims and surfaces, but the proliferation of hollow, hard plastics makes it disappointing overall. And with some of the same pieces and panels from the $15,000 Lancer, it's a letdown in a $28,000 Ralliart, let alone in a $44,000 loaded Evolution. Seats are the exception in the Evolution; the heavily bolstered, grippy Recaro racing seats are superb, and we recommend the option package that includes these seats in the Ralliart.

Functionally, the Evolution and Ralliart are reasonably comfortable, versatile daily drivers, thanks to decent backseat space, a big trunk, and 60/40-split backseats that fold forward in any of the models. The Sportback is especially useful as the hatch allows just a little extra cargo flexibility.

Unfortunately, interior noise and a harsh ride get in the way of passenger comfort. On either of these models, the stiff chassis tuning and lack of sound deadening can be a recipe for weariness on the road in the 2011 Mitsubishi Ralliart or Evolution. Ride comfort is only slightly better in the Ralliart, with a firm ride that can make Rust Belt potholes feel punishing.

Conclusion

The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart have a reasonably spacious, accommodating interior layout, but they lack the refinement, comfort, and pleasing materials expected in vehicles of this price range.

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