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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Available Price Range $23,975-$33,527 Trims2 Combined MPG 19-20 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Our Take

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.There ar... 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 6th gear

Notable Features

  • 291-hp turbocharged engine
  • Manual or automated-manual transmission
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Standard USB port for MP3 players

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in March 2012 about the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Don't let its four doors fool you: The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a sports car before anything else, with heaps ... Read full review for the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 1 reviews

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Exhilarating

by AIMWO4 from Denver, CO on May 14, 2013

I grew tired of my Mazda5 minivan with the stick and was looking to return to my days with turbos. I did not, however, want to return to European cars. I had already looked at the MazdaSpeed3, Subaru... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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