2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance
  • Sporty seats
  • Heavy-duty brakes
  • Lots of safety features

The Bad

  • Styling not all that different from regular Lancer
  • Ride may not be sporty enough for some
  • Manual transmission lacks 6th gear

Notable Features of the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

  • Touch-screen stereo
  • Manual or automated-manual transmission
  • Standard AWD

What Is the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution?

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is an all-wheel-drive, five-seat sports sedan that competes with the Subaru WRX STI and BMW 135i. Trim levels include the MR, GSR and the Final Edition. The regular Lancer sedan on which it's based is covered separately[4].

What's New on the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution?

The most notable update for the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is standard heated side mirrors with turn indicators. A nine-speaker sound system, FAST-key entry system, auto dimming rearview mirror and rain-sensing wipers become standard in the MR model.

How Does the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Compare to Other Sport Sedans?

The "Evo" trumps the more genteel Impreza WRX STI and BMW 135i in turning precision, but it's a bully of a sports sedan that's unconcerned if your back is sore. It hasn't changed much in eight model years, and it shows, except in the relatively high price.

What Features in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Are Most Important?

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is powered by a standard 291-horsepower,  turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine working with a five-speed manual transmission in the GSR or a six-speed twin-clutch automated manual with paddle shifters in the MR trim level. The Final Edition trim level comes with a 303-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a five-speed manual. All Lancer Evolution  models are all-wheel drive. Significant standard features include Recaro-brand front bucket seats, FUSE Hands-Free Link System, 6.1-inch touchscreen stereo, steering-wheel audio controls, tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, fog lights, CD stereo with a USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio, cruise control and Sirius Satellite Radio. As required in all new cars, Lancers include front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include rear park assist sensors, heated leather seats, nine-speaker audio system, navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen, rain-sensing wipers, Rockford Fosgate premium audio system and xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights.

Should I Buy the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution?

The Lancer Evo is for shoppers who value sporty style and performance, heavy-duty brakes and a lot of safety features. If you're looking for styling that's significantly different from the original Lancer - or a manual transmission with a 6th gear - you might be disappointed.

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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fastest car ive ever driven

by Jgendre1 from Omaha on May 14, 2018

This thing is a rocketship. The launch control on the MR version feels like your in a fighter jet. And dont even get me started on the handling. I cant think of anything short of a Nissan GTR or a ... Read full review

(4.0)

Smiles per gallon

by DanWho87 from Gaithersburg on March 26, 2018

This car, is a joy to drive. It’s very quick, handles beautifully, the styling is classic to those of the rally cars that we all adore. The steering and the gear box are analog and provide a very ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Lancer Evolution received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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