2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Video Road Test & Review

The Mitsubishi Evolution is a rally-inspired compact sedan that offers a high level of handling, performance, and technological sophistication.  The Mitsubishi Evolution is outfitted with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 291 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, helping the sedan hit 60-mph in less than five seconds.  Transmission choices are dependent on trim level and include a five-speed manual or a six-speed automated manual.  All-wheel drive is included free of charge with every Evolution, and fuel mileage shows as 17-mpg in city driving and 23-mpg on the highway.  The Mitsubishi Evolution seats five passengers, comes in track-ready package that is capable of eating up the road in a variety of different weather conditions, and offers standard safety equipment that includes seat-mounted side airbags up front, side curtain airbags, dual-stage forward airbags, and a driver's knee airbag.  Electronic stability control and traction control are also provided with the Evolution.

The entry-level Mitsubishi Evolution GSR (MSRP $34,495) comes with a raft of features that include 18-inch rims, automatic climate control, Recaro sport seats, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, power windows and door locks, and the FUSE voice-command system.  Selecting the MR trim (MSRP $37,695) provides different wheels, a less aggressive exterior aero package, a suspension system that is not quite as hardcore as the GSR, HID headlights, and HID headlights.  The Evolution GSR can be equipped with the Sight and Sound package, which installs a push button starter, a louder sound system, HID headlights, and satellite radio, as well as the Sun and Leather package which wraps the vehicle's seats in leather upholstery, adds heaters, and also includes a sunroof.  The Evolution MR has access to the Premium package (Rockford Fosgate stereo, leather seats, nicer interior trim) and the Touring package (sunroof, leather upholstery and trim panels, set heaters, quieter interior).

A list of cars similar to the EVO include the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, 2013 Volkswagen Golf R and 2012 MazdaSpeed3.

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