2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

GSR AWD 4-Dr Sedan I4

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2010 Mitsubishi Evo Grille
Most cars these days try to be good at everything. Your average $30,000 sedan, for instance, accelerates to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, has a really nice interior, and doesn’t use that much fuel. The flip side of this is that very few cars are absolutely great at anything. Which is why it’s refreshing to drive the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.
2010 Mitsubishi Evo Grille
Winter is a time when superfast cars are generally absent from our test fleet, so I thought it was a nice treat to get behind the wheel of this raw, rally-bred Mitsubishi. Like our departed Four Seasons Evolution MR, this test car features Mitsubishi's dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and, although I was disappointed to not get the chance to experience the Evo's slick stick shift, this gearbox was perfectly adept at hauling me around the frozen tundra of Washtenaw County at extralegal velocities. The Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 tires helped me enjoy Mitsubishi's so-called Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), and the quick steering solidified my smile.
Driving the Evo is more like driving some sort of high-speed contraption than a normal car. Whirrs and whistles abound as turbines spool up and wind down and clutches engage and release, and the revs jump as the car downshifts coming to a stop. Is that a complaint? Hardly. It was a blast. Don’t ask me about the stereo in this car, because over my three days with this car, I never turned it on -- listening to the Evo do its thing was far too exciting.
2010 Mitsubishi Evo Rear Three Quarter
This is the Evo to buy. With the current-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in its fourth year on the market, it’s become fairly predictable what reviews will say. The interior is crude. The price is high. The build quality is questionable. And, hallelujah, it drives like a dream. With the 2010 SE trim, Mitsubishi mashed the entry-level GSR and top-end MR trims into the perfect balance of equipment and price. The SE plucks Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs, and the excellent dual-clutch transmission from the MR, but passes on the BBS wheels, and aluminum hood and fenders. The result is a car that’s just as crisp and agile as we’ve come to expect of the Evo, but about $1500 less than a no-options Evo MR. Would I rather have a manual transmission? Maybe, but I have never driven a manual-transmission Evo and I still lust after this car.
2010 Mitsubishi Evo Front Fender
Each time I get behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, I wish for one small, but very specific improvement. Not a higher quality interior. Not a more compliant suspension. Not a smoother powertrain. These are important in everyday cars but the Evo doesn’t fall into this category. Instead, what this five-foot four woman wishes for each and every time is a height adjustable driver’s seat. If the Evo came equipped with normal car seats it might not be such an issue but the Recaros are so deeply recessed that I feel like I’m sitting in a hole. Until I get my wish, maybe Mitsubishi can add a New York City phone book to the standard equipment list?
2010 Mitsubishi Evo Cockpit
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

Base price (with destination): $36,550
Price as tested: $36,550
2010 Mitsubishi Evo Engine
0911 05 Z+2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring+front Three Quarter View
Another Evo, another shocking price tag. At $41,710, I don't know what kind of buyer would spring for this no-options MR Touring model. Sure, it's loaded with features, but some of them, such as the automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, are just silly. I can only imagine that Mitsubishi is shooting itself in the foot by making the Evolution packaging so strange. Instead of the three-trim setup currently offered, Mitsubishi should mimic the Subaru Impreza WRX STI strategy by offering just one trim level.
0911 05 Z+2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring+front Three Quarter View
Two of the biggest issues we had with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR we tested for a year were the huge rear wing and the awkward dual-clutch transmission. The MR Touring addresses the wing by reducing it to a small lip on the trunk lid, greatly improving rearward visibility. Transmission tuning is also revised, although it still hesitates to engage first gear when leaving a stop while the car is cold. After everything is up to operating temperature, the gearbox responds better than our MR's did, however. Still, for many enthusiasts, there's still no substitute for a clutch pedal.
0911 07 Z+2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring+front Passenger Interior
I didn't realize how much I missed our recently departed Four Season Evo until I plunked myself down in this very similar model and put my hands on its wonderful, small-diameter steering wheel. By the first turn in the parking garage, I'd once again fallen in love with its boost-happy engine and generous surpluses of traction. The Evo is one of those vehicles you could identify even if you were blindfolded. No other vehicle I've driven responds to steering inputs with such immediacy.
0911 04 Z+2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring+rear Three Quarter View
I left work after midnight on my evening with the Evo MR Touring, but I still couldn't resist the fun of bombing down a couple of greasy, potholed gravel roads at 70 mph or so. The Evo isn't the most enjoyable car to drive in town or on the highway, but it really comes into its own where the traffic thins out and the roads open up, particularly if those roads could be considered for a rally-racing stage. Few cars offer as much fun and all-weather thrust. The powertrain is still laggy and the dual-clutch gearbox's clutches still behave strangely, but the latter issue is better sorted than it was in our now-departed Four Seasons Evo MR.
0911 02 Z+2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring+front Three Quarter View
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring
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$24,025

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
22 MPG
Horsepower:
291 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
300 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured from December 12, 2007, through March 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the clutch master cylinder can fail.
Consequences
Failure of the clutch master cylinder reduces the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected clutch master cylinders free of charge. The recall began on November 12, 2013. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's campaign number for this recall is SR-13-009.
Potential Units Affected
10,474
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Outlander; 2009-2011 Lancer Sportback and 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles. The affected vehicles, manufactured with 4B1 engines, have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped). These pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment.
Consequences
If the drive belt detaches, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt. Drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 15, 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-009.
Potential Units Affected
165,923
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Lancer vehicles manufactured March 16, 2009, to March 30, 2011, 2010-2011 Lancer Sportback vehicles manufactured June 17, 2009, to December 1, 2010, 2010-2011 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured July 14, 2009, to January 7, 2011, 2009-2011 Outlander vehicles manufactured February 10, 2009, to June 22, 2011, and 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to November 19, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the blower motor may fail.
Consequences
Failure of the blower motor may reduce the performance of the windshield defroster, diminishing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace a suspect blower motor, free of charge. The recall began on June 15, 2015. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-15-003.
Potential Units Affected
76,958
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer vehicles manufactured January 12, 2009, to July 6, 2010, 2009-2010 Outlander vehicles manufactured January 12, 2009, to August 27, 2010, 2010 Lancer Sportback vehicles manufactured June 17, 2009, to June 8, 2010, and 2010 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured July 14, 2009, to August 4, 2010. The affected vehicles have an electronic control unit (ECU) that controls the head lights, tail lights, and windshield wipers. Due to a manufacturing error, the voltage inside this ECU may be unstable.
Consequences
Unstable voltage could result in intermittent failure of the vehicle's head lights, tail lights, and windshield wipers. If the headlights and/or windshield wipers fail, the driver could have reduced visibility. If the tail lights fail, the vehicle could be less visible. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected ECU, free of charge. The recall began on June 15 ,2015. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-15-002.
Potential Units Affected
53,396
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Side
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Rollover
No Test Planned
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
No Test Planned
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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