Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Vs. Subaru WRX STI in Edmonton, AB
The Lancer Evolution might have been discontinued for four years now, but it still provides a popular choice amongst Mitsubishi enthusiasts, even against current competitor models like the Subaru WRX STI. It’s a testament to both the storied legacy of the Lancer Evolution and how well it still performs that drivers in 2019 still look to this model past current offerings across the car landscape. Which is better, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or the Subaru WRX STI? At West Side Mitsubishi, we’ve taken a look at this comparison and outlined why the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution still remains a popular Mitsubishi car choice all these years later.
Lancer Evolution Vs. WRX STI Design
Both the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Subaru WRX STI managed to reinvent themselves, staying ahead of the curve in the looks department, all the while maintaining the look their fans know and love. The Subaru WRX STI is a slimmed-down model that pulls off the rally car look to perfection. While slightly smaller than the Evolution, the WRX STI has a similar sporty style. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a strong-framed wide-bodied car ready to take on the Alberta roads. Inside these two cult classics, they’re designed with a similar mindset. They aren’t quite as stripped down as to what a normal rally car looks like, but they still maintain enough features to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience, especially with their performance-built seating. The WRX STI has an impeccable Harman Kardon 320-watt subwoofer sound system, while the Evolution is no slouch either, thanks to its 9-speaker and 10-inch subwoofer system creating the perfect soundtrack for your drive. When it comes to the interior, this is as close as a toss-up can get.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Vs. Subaru WRX STI Performance
Now, 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 always deliver what they’ve promised: fast cars, great handling, and the most fun you’ll have on four wheels. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution uses its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine to push out 295 horsepower with 300 pounds of torque. The current 2019 Subaru WRX STI gets 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque out of its turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. That’s just slightly up in horsepower and slightly down in torque, basically a wash, but when you compare that the Subaru is four years newer and of the modern model cycle, the Lancer Evolution is still a heavy performance competitor from beyond the grave. Off of this, the Mitsubishi Evolution Lancer pulls ahead in this neck-and-neck race.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Vs. Subaru WRX STI Verdict
When it comes to the automotive industry, the rally car circuit is at the forefront of what it means to be a cult vehicle. It takes a lot to achieve cult status like the Mitsubishi Lancer. 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. If you want to know what it takes to get this quality, the Subaru WRX STI starts at $40,195, while you can get the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution much cheaper, especially at used car prices, from us at West Side Mitsubishi.