However, the situation is actually a little more complicated than that. Provided you don't become obsessed over the details which will get you down --and provided you're a few paces away--the sporty layout, with a mix of darker surfaces and matte-metallic trims tends to look quite good. That's become increasingly true with the long list of recently redesigned models in this class, like the excellent Hyundai Elantra, the very comfortable Chevy Cruze, or the particularly stylish and fun-to-drive Focus. Remedy Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected clutch master cylinders free of charge. On the other hand, the rear seats are quite comfortable, with a generous amount of legroom. The automatic climate control and optional upgraded entertainment system address both comfort and entertainment.
Exterior The styling of the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is reminiscent of a racecar. The bad is that, on any of these models, noise and ride comfort could be deal-breakers. Steering is also nice and direct throughout the lineup, while handling is crisp and responsive for all but the more basic models. While reviewers say the front seats offer good head- and legroom for adults, several say the lack of a telescoping steering wheel and lack of cushioning can make the seats uncomfortable for the driver and front passenger. While there are plenty of more-fuel-efficient choices in the category, and others that offer more features at a lower price, few can match the vibrant driving experience and something-for-everyone model range provided by the Lancer. We would recommend that you take a look at outward visibility on the test drive. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb was originally scheduled for July 8, but organizers delayed the event after wildfires forced… Attending a performance driving school is high on every enthusiast's bucket list.
Take, for example, a fast start with one side of the car on a slippery surface. But step up to the 168-horsepower, 2. If your vehicle is equipped with a Bluetooth® 2. Much of the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer lineup looks like it would be miserly and fuel-efficient. The Fast Key passive keyless entry system is both a convenience and an additional safety feature. The Ralliart gets a 237-horsepower 2. Much of the detailing of the cabin of the Evolution comes across as somewhat of an afterthought.
The nose of the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution can be described only as aggressive. This car was created for the World Rally Championship, where it destroyed competitors and gained admirers. The Evolution is of course the performance star of the lineup. Compared to the sporty indulgence of the exterior design, the cabin looks a little bland. This vehicle offers an impressive array of both active and passive safety features to create a secure environment for both driver and passengers. The engine, while of middling power, moved the car around adequately.
The Fuse system lacks some of Sync's functions and commands, but for the most part, it works pretty well. The dual clutch, six-speed, manual transmission offers up superior control. Those wanting something slightly more subtle may opt for the pristine Apex Silver or Cosmic Blue finishes. The upper trim level's padded door inserts help, but the lingering downmarket feeling persists. It packs a 291-horsepower, 2. Between the two body styles, backseat space is identical, though. So even when a vehicle does include a powered port, the primary use of the port will still be to transmit data.
Bargain four-wheel drive Among Mitsubishi's limited line of vehicles, the Lancer is the stalwart -- an economy car offered in multiple trims, and with some tech options. Those with back issues need not apply. The slightly widened stance speaks to its powerful capabilities. Even though this line of vehicles has been around for quite some time now, the Evolution is a refreshing step forward. The standard audio system's display washes out in most lighting conditions, making it hard to decipher information at a glance.
Driving Experience It should come as no surprise that driving the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is described as both fun and thrilling. Yet that's not so much the case. The steering wheel does not telescope and most of the seats have no height adjustability, so many drivers will have to adjust to the Lancer driving position rather than vice versa. The 4G63T is a turbocharged, 2. The Evolution has its own exclusive, stronger and performance-focused body structure. I found mid-20s fuel economy was realistic, especially with plenty of freeway driving thrown in. To see what people are paying for Lancers, check out our Fair Purchase Price.
Because of the Lancer's rather tall beltline and thick rear pillars, it could be tough for some to see out when changing lanes or backing up taller drivers won't have issue. And I could also hear it rattle the Lancer's door panels, punctuating the landscape of plastic panels covering the cabin. To us it's just an excellent automatic with manual-shift mode that rifles through gears faster than we ever could. Voice command included with that system works very well. Driving enjoyment is another big plus for the Lancer lineup--provided you don't go with one of the base models. The other engine type is the 4G63T, used in the Evolution sub-model. The Lancer Evolution, however, is definitely the standout.