• (4.5) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,347$27,467
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 291-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Our Take on the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Our Take

Mitsubishi's latest Lancer Evolution marks the pocket-rocket's 10th generation. It shares the current Lancer's body, which was introduced for 2008, and uses a 291-horsepower turbocharged engine. Public enemy No. 1 is Subaru's WRX STI.Mitsubishi bills the new Lancer as a better... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Styling not all that different from regular Lancer
  • Ride may not be sporty enough for some
  • Manual transmission lacks sixth gear

Notable Features

  • 291-hp turbocharged engine
  • Manual or automated-manual transmission
  • Standard AWD
  • Competes with Subaru WRX STI


Our Expert Reviews

Mitsubishi Motors plans to abandon its failed policy of pursuing the mainstream. That means, as publicly announced in Automotive News and other industry trade journals, Mitsubishi will stop production of its mid-size Galant sedan at its assembly plant in Normal, Ill., after the 2008 model year.That is a good thing. The Galant is a bread-and-butter car served in what amounts to an exotic foods m... Read full review for the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Evo Vs STi

by Evo driver from Vermont on December 2, 2010

The Evolution: Lets starts off with the bad! The gas tank is about the size of my brain SMALL! I swear every 150 miles I am filling up the 12 gallon tank with the beautiful 93 octane. I get about the ... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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