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Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart review

2008 - 2013 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £14,284 - £14,784
Used prices £928 - £3,730
Road tax cost £240
Insurance group 28
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 434 miles
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Pros & cons


Great fun to drive, good value for money, buzzy turbocharged engine, affordable running costs


Tiny boot, cramped rear seats, noisy at motorway speeds

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Colt Ralliart is effectively the replacement for the Colt CZT and was introduced when the standard Colt range was facelifted. Like the CZT, power comes from a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with roughly 150bhp, giving it a 0-62mph time of 7.4 seconds. It’s more aggressively styled and overtly hot hatch in appearance compared to the car it replaces while the involvement of Ralliart – Mitsubishi’s motor sport arm – means it also drives better with sports suspension and a stiffer chassis.

It’s great on country lanes, but for longer trips the lack of refinement can make it tiring. However, a low price tag means it’s great value both new and used. If you’re after a sporty and fun hatchback, the Colt could be just what you’re looking for.