Wonderfully. The Lancer is a testament to AWD. The car has so many options in terms of differential and suspension settings, I am surprised that this baby doesn't wipe your ass at the push of a knob. With the impressive 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds, and about 360hp in the UK version (why do we get 291hp? Apparently those limeys can handle power better...) While it is heavier than the Evo it replaces, this car is nothing to scoff at. Top Gear picked it above the Impreza hands down, which seemed to be an unfair challenge, for the poor Suburu looks like a tricked-out Jellybean. While the Autoblog loves European cars, this offering from the Japanese stole our hearts, and for a measly $35,000, it won't steal our wallets.
Mitsubishi, you F-ed up in the American market recently, but if you continue to build cars like the Lancer (which totally is not a chick car), you won't need worry about making a better Diamante or Galant. The Evo is just fine. Just build more Evos please.