Changes for the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution:
Though it is aging, and soon will face a completely redesigned Subaru WRX STI, the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution remains a performance tour de force, and it’s better looking than the Subaru. This year, the iconic Evo gains a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system with HD radio and satellite radio, and a new voice-controlled navigation system with a high-definition 7-inch touchscreen and real-time traffic reporting is optional.
You can buy a 2014 Lancer Evolution in GSR or MR trim levels. From a hardware standpoint, the GSR gets a 5-speed manual gearbox while the MR is equipped with a 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) with paddle shifters. The MR is also equipped with Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks, 2-piece front brake rotors, unique BBS forged aluminum wheels, and bi-Xenon headlights. The Evo’s signature rear wing is replaced with a subtle lip spoiler, and the Evolution MR is offered with upscale amenities including leather-and-suede seats, heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlight operation, and a mix of body-color trim and chrome exterior accents.
Engines and Transmissions:
Both versions of the rally-bred 2014 Lancer Evolution are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine whipping up 291 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A 5-speed manual gearbox (GSR) or a TC-SST transmission (MR) feeds the power to all four wheels through a Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel-drive system featuring an Active Center Differential, Active Yaw Control, a helical limited-slip front differential, and a limited-slip rear differential.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
Regardless of transmission selection, the 2014 Lancer Evolution is rated to get 19 mpg in combined driving, and that’s if you drive like the EPA does. Since you’re spending at least $35,000 on one of the greatest performance bargains on the market, our bet is that you’ll see 19 mpg only in your dreams. Premium fuel, preferably 93-octane, is required.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has performed crash tests on the standard Lancer sedan, it says those results don’t apply to the Lancer Evolution, perhaps due to the Evo’s aluminum hood, front fenders, and roof.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) makes no such distinction, and the Lancer earns the top rating of “Good” in all assessments. Note, however, that the car has not been subjected to the small overlap frontal-impact test.
In addition to its impressive performance hardware, the Lancer Evolution is equipped with automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system. Options include a keyless passive entry system with push-button starting as well as a 710-watt, 9-speaker premium sound system and a navigation system with a high-definition, 7-inch touchscreen display, real-time traffic reports, and speed limit information.
Yeah, like you care about speed limits.
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