Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Dismal Fuel Economy

No one is buying an Evo for fuel economy, and at 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway it’s obvious why. Making matters worse is the fact that you’re more likely to get the lower number in every day driving – like I did.

For comparison’s sake, we registered 20 mpg in the 400 hp Porsche 911 C4S.

Outdated, with low grade components, poor fuel economy and a brutally stiff ride, the Evo is also a thrill to drive and is dialed-in like few cars you can buy (at any price). Once I arrived at Road America all the reasons to love it came quickly flooding back.

Like how old men buy Dodge Challengers because it reminds them of being young, so the Evo does the same for a new generation of aging enthusiasts.

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  • Rob Man

    Yet another anti-Evo-ite.

    For shame

  • Hajime Kishi

    so at the autoguide track the evo s already 1.5 sec ahead of the focus? calculate how much the gap will be at the FSW or nurburgring. at the rally track evo will eat focus for breakfast.

  • Honest Abe

    Except it will run out of gas in a lap. Lol.

  • Alberto Galindo

    I think Evo rules , if you buy it for what it was meant to be done with it!! Unless you want a stupid garage queen that pampers your wimpy ass! Yes , interior sucks , no denial, and fuel economy could be better, but if you are carng for both treats, get another car!

  • ColumWood

    For the record, I LOVE the Evo. I just thought it was worthwhile to give this viewpoint. Who really wants to read another article describing at length how the car’s AWD system turned them into a professional race car driver?
    Do a quick search for the Evo vs Boss 302 review (with video) we did and you’ll hear me gush over the Evo.

  • DaveM

    The guy who wrote this should be driving a Prius.

  • Bryan Hader

    Needs a Hollywood_x tune. ;)

  • Cleudson

    If this guy thought it about driving the EVO in the USA roads, imagine my situation driving here in Brazil? kkkk. But…I’m still happy with my EVO.

  • Souji

    Wow. I was averaging 22mpg on a tuned 350awhp MR Touring. It was what was expected by the car. I do agree some of the internals were a bit cheap but nothing that would affect the overall quality and performance. Based on these gripes, get a luxury sports car where these so called inspection would have a more solid ground.