2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition

Pros: Outstanding, slot-car-like handling and tenacious all-wheel-drive grip; razor-sharp steering feel; invigorating acceleration at higher rpms; unique performance character

Cons: Very thirsty for premium gasoline; stiff ride; high noise levels; aggressively bolstered sport seats are confining and uncomfortable for some drivers; automated manual transmission can be clunky in everyday driving

CG Says: For its swan-song year, Mitsubishi’s rally-bred, all-wheel-drive compact sedan gets a limited-production “Final Edition” model with special trim and a 12-horsepower boost (to 303) over other Evolutions. Also, MR models gain a few previously optional features as standard. High sticker prices, mediocre fuel economy, and the need for premium gasoline, synthetic oil, and (in northern climes) winter tires are all drawbacks of the Lancer Evolution. So too are the low-budget interior appointments, crude-sounding engine, and high insurance cost. Yet for those drivers who want an all-out performance car, the Evolution is an enticing treat. Spirited acceleration and racecar-like steering and handling make the Evo an uncompromising thrill machine.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices GSR: $34,495
MR: $38,995
Final Edition: $37,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
291 (303 in Final Edition)
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual (GSR)
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR