Compare Lancer Evo VS Subaru STI
2015 Lancer EVO VS Subaru STI
It takes a lot to achieve cult status. It’s a status earned entirely by reputation. A reputation that is built and crafted by years of expert design and providing a quality product. To gain cult status is an achievement in its own right. It’s a result of recognition and devotion to a specific brand. When it comes to the automotive industry, the rally car circuit is at the forefront of what it means to be a cult vehicle. Two vehicles which fit the bill are the 2015 Mitsubishi Evo in Edmonton and the 2015 Subaru STI.
The car industry is famous for its loyalty. People joke and bicker and fight over what brand is better. And if you ask, the answer you shall receive is of course dependant on whoever you ask. Let’s see which side of this particular fight is the correct side to be on.
On the outside, both of these vehicles are crafted expertly to be both pleasing to the eye as well as being designed physically in a way that allows them to operate at the highest levels. Both have managed to continually reinvent themselves, constantly staying ahead of the curve in the looks department, all the while maintaining the look their fans know and love. The 2015 Subaru STI is a more slimmed down model. The STI pulls off the rally car look to perfection. While slightly smaller than the Evo, the STI has a similar sporty look. A look that has landed plenty of other automotive makers in a pit of jealousy. But not the 2015 Mitsubishi Evo in Edmonton. The Evo sports a strong framed look, a wide-bodied car that is built like a running back. While being a sturdy vehicle it still manages to be both lean and mean.
Going the inside these two cult classics, these vehicles were designed with a similar mindset. They aren’t quite as stripped down as what a normal rally car is, but it’s the image and style that these vehicles strive for. Despite this look, these vehicles still maintain enough features to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. Both vehicles have performance built seating. The STI has an impeccable Next-gen multimedia system so you can stay connected constantly, and have access to a variety of media. The cherry on top is their sound system, which is powerful while offering crystal clear audio sound. The Evo is no slouch is this department either. With its own booming sound system provided by Rockford Fosgate. Nine speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer pound out music to create the perfect soundtrack to your drive. When it comes to the interior, this is as close as a toss-up can get. Personal preference on sound and the seating has me choosing the Evo, but it’s a close race.
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Let’s get down to the meaty portion of this fight. The performance.
Both of these vehicles pride themselves on being pseudo race cars. With that goal in mind, these two automobiles have always delivered on what they’ve promised. Fast cars, great handling, and the most fun you’ll have on four wheels. The 2015 Subaru STI packs away 305 horse power with turbo-four-route, 2.5 liter horizontally opposed engine, a standard brought back from previous years. The Evo, with its all-new turbocharge 2.0 liter engine pushes out 295 horsepower with 300 pounds of torque. Despite the slight decrease in horse power, the Evo more than makes up for it with its intelligent design. Chocked full of technology, with four-wheel-drive and three programs for yaw control, center differential, and a trick rear-axel that splits power on each side. The Evo feels like it has a mind of its own. A gigantic thinking beast capable of performance that is on a whole other level. It is with that intelligence in mind, that the 2015 Mitsubishi Evo Lancer pulls ahead in this neck and neck race.
Just because a vehicle has achieved cult status, does not mean you half to break the bank to acquire said vehicle. Both the 2015 STI and Evo are aggressively cost and competitive. They are practically super cars at a fraction of the cost. The major difference is that Mitsubishi offers an unrivaled warranty package, a package that comes built with all Mitsubishi makes including the 2015 Evo Lancer, which allows it to be even easier on the wallet than the STI.
Cult status does not happen overnight. It’s something earned, deserved, something has builds over time. Both the Subaru STI and the Mitsubishi Evo are vehicles that have established themselves as fan favorites. They are designed with precision, and an expertise that constantly pushes towards innovation. But only one of these vehicles pushes towards evolution. The Evo has been the “it” vehicle in its class for over two decades. It was not an easy choice. But to the victor goes the spoils, and the winner of this round is the 2015 Mitsubishi Evo Lancer from West Side Mitsubishi in Edmonton AB.