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The Lancer LS, however, does come standard with dual front airbags, steel side-guard door beams, front and rear crumple zones and the refined impact safety evolution (RISE) chassis that, as Mitsubishi
The car's ride and handling is also above average. A standard four-wheel independent suspension coupled with a set of P195/60 R15 all season tires and optional 15" alloy wheels (part of the preferred package), enhance the Sportback experience. Such hardware adds to the little wagon's stability. It feels
Acceleration is decent too, at 0 to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds, with the automatic shifting through the gears with commendable precision. The Sportback is also sufficiently powered when accelerating up a hill, or passing another vehicle in a passing lane.
Other standard features the Lancer Sportback LS incorporates are halogen headlights, steering-wheel-mounted cruise control, power door locks, power windows, a tilt and height-adjustable steering column, four spoke steering wheel, air conditioning, stainless steel exhaust system and keyless entry remote. Optional features that are part of the Preferred Equipment Package include 15-inch alloy wheels, black satin finish roof rails, color-keyed door mirrors and a retractable cargo tonneau cover for an additional $1,000.
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