of the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Sporty seats
- Heavy-duty brakes
- Lots of safety features
- Styling not all that different from regular Lancer
- Ride may not be sporty enough for some
- Manual transmission lacks 6th gear
Manual or automated-manual transmission
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.
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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