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By Cars.com Staff
June 20, 2012
Mitsubishi's rally-inspired Lancer Evolution performance sedan uses an aluminum 291-horsepower, turbocharged engine and features a standard all-wheel-drive system with three selectable modes for tarmac, gravel or snow driving conditions. Its main competitor is Subaru's WRX STI. New for 2013 There are no significant changes for 2013. Exterior Mitsubishi says the Evolution's nose was inspired by the air intakes on fighter jets. The Lancer's forward-leaning stance is already one of the more aggressive shapes among compact cars, and the Evolution looks even more so. Exterior features include:
Grille with dark mesh insert
Standard 18-inch wheels
Large spoiler on GSR; smaller lip spoiler on MR
Aluminum hood, fenders, bumpers and roof
Available high-intensity-discharge headlights
MR model has Bilstein-brand shocks, Eibach-brand springs, enhanced brakes and BBS wheels
Interior The interior looks similar to the regular Lancer's, except it has heavily bolstered Recaro-brand front bucket seats. Interior features include:
Standard automatic climate control
Standard CD stereo with a USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
Standard steering-wheel audio controls
Standard cruise control
Optional Rockford Fosgate stereo
Optional heated leather seats
Under the Hood The Lancer Evolution's optional twin-clutch automated manual works much like Volkswagen's DSG gearbox, with the next gear at hand as soon as the previous gear is released. This is designed to produce lightning-fast shifts, which are performed automatically or initiated by paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The transmission offers three shift programs: Normal, Sport and S-Sport. Sport holds lower gears longer and shifts more quickly than Normal, while S-Sport optimizes performance for the racetrack. Mechanical features include:
291-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 300 pounds-feet of torque
GSR has five-speed manual transmission
MR has six-speed twin-clutch automated manual
Standard all-wheel-drive system can split power 50/50 front/rear
Standard safety features include:
Driver's knee airbag
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
High-performance Brembo-brand antilock brakes
Electronic stability system
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