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 |  Aug 12 2013, 4:02 PM

3. Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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Did you know Mitsubishi sells a hatchback version of the Lancer? Now you do. Remarkably, the Lancer Sportback managed to avoid the chopping block while Mitsu was making minced meat with most of its product line.

The biggest hurdle Mitsubishi faces with trying to sell this car is that there are so many new compact hatchbacks customers can choose from for the same price. While there isn’t anything necessarily wrong with the Lancer Sportback, it can’t compete with better equipped compact hatches that cost the same.

  • Soundboy

    I thought the Tribeca has grown increasing more ugly as Subaru tries to go mainstream. Stay niche, Subaru.

  • Alfie

    Piles of crap… all of them.

  • MrDisco3

    Aw but I love the Land Cruiser :’(

  • jon

    Land Cruiser = epic win… Until the gas station. HAHAHAHA

  • Mizoo

    Incorrect.

  • Mark

    Little known fact: the Tribeca was actually the result of a long night of drinking and a gentlemen’s bet between Kenji Kita and Dan Akerson. Good on Kita for holding up his end of the bargain. I bet if Dan lost, he would have found a way to back out of being forced to build the ugliest SUV the market had ever seen.

  • Vet1939

    I can’t believe they didn’t put the Chevrolet Suburban on that list.

  • Alfie

    And all of it’s SUV relatives!

  • Richard Joash Tan

    “Stay niche, Subaru.”

  • Jared

    Tahoe sale really well here Louisianna. Matter of fact, Tahoes have replaced the crown vic for police forces due to their low starting cost, hauling capabilty, and they manage to get the same mpg. The hoes are here to stay…

  • Charles Passmore

    I agree, the Suburban has long been the king of the SUV market both in the USA and abroad. Automotive writers have there heads in a dark place if they don’t see what people really purchase. Want to haul your boat, horses, building supplies and still carry a bunch of people this is your ride. There are more Suburbans on the road than all the rest combined. It is a full size truck that rides like a car and is ‘safe’. Look at any cavalcade and the Suburban will be in there.

  • Charles Passmore

    Really, what do you drive a KIA

  • Charles Passmore

    Your absolutely right, and can type allot better and faster than me.

  • JerkAlert

    I bet he drives something like an old slammed Honda with aftermarket wheels and one of those horrible exhaust pipes.

  • balloo

    I think it’s funny that hoes get hauled to jail in hoes when they get caught.

  • Charles Solar

    It seems, to me, that the reason these vehicles are still available is because not everybody wants the econo junk that the companies are offering these days. I,personally, am not interested in a 4cyl vehicle that gets 35+ mileage and no room inside. I prefer bigger cars with either a V6 or V8 and having room to move around inside the interior.
    I have a 2004 Ranger KingCab with 4 wheel drive. It has a 4.0L V6. It doesn’t get really great mileage, it does have a full frame. I feel more safe in this than I would in one of the
    “cracker” boxes the car companies offer now days. So, in the long run, keep the bigger vehicles,so we have a choice between comfort,safety,etc compared to the cars offered today.

  • Simon J

    You’re 100% right Charles. There’s still a solid market for BIG body-on frame SUVs.