The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS is the less expensive of the two Sportback trims, but it’s hardly a base. The GTS is powered by a 2.4-liter I4 that produces 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a five-speed manual transmission, it gets 20 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg in the GTS. Paired with the Continuously Variable Transmission it gets 21/27/23. The GTS comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension, active stability control, traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and seven airbags.
Exterior highlights for the GTS include foglights, side marker lamps, automatic headlamps, chrome accent on the front grille, front and lower side air dams, rear spoiler, UV-solar front glass, rear wiper, chrome exhaust tip, plug-in Thule roof-rack sockets, and 18-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R18 tires.
The GTS interior features automatic climate control, Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, keyless entry, power locks and windows, a full-color multi-informational LCD display screen, micron air filtration, rear heater floor ducts, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and parking brake, two 12-volt outlets, six-way adjustable driver's and passenger sport bucket seats with cloth upholstery, 60/40-split rear seats, and a six-speaker, 140-watt CD/MP3 stereo with digital signal processor and speed-compensated volume and equalization control.