Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Review

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

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The Mitsubishi Evolution X has to be one of the easiest supercars to live with, we find that usually performance equals compromise - but not with the Evo X.

Ease of Use

The Mitsubishi Evolution X has to be one of the easiest supercars to live with, we find that usually performance equals compromise - but not with the Evo X.

The Mitsubishi Evo is as easy to get in and out of as the typical family saloon, which is not surprising as it is based on the humble Mitsubishi Lancer. Unlike the Porsche Cayman you do not feel confined and it is easy to find your ideal driving position. We would have liked to have seen powered seats but it all adds to the weight of the vehicle.

The Recaro front seats might be a little too figure hugging for the larger driver but they do keep you firmly in place and of course you can bring along your whole family in relative comfort as there are four doors.

It is rare to have the ability to carry any luggage in a supercar but surprisingly the Mitsubishi Evo X's boot can accommodate 400 litres of luggage, which is around the same as a Ford Focus.

Safety and Security

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X uses Mitsubishi's RISE Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body which has been further developed through the use of new structures and equipment to raise its multi-directional impact safety performance.

In addition to the excellent Super-All Wheel Control System, the driver and front passenger have dual-stage airbags there are also side and curtain airbags to provide protection in a side impact. Plus the driver has the benefit of a knee airbag which deploys in the initial stage of an impact to protect the lower limbs, and by restricting movement of the lower body it increases the effectiveness of the seatbelt pre-tensioner and the airbag.

To protect your Mitsubishi Evo from theft there is a CAT1 approved alarm / immobiliser and to ensure the safe return of your car there is a CAT5 approved tracker system with 1 year's free subscription, should the alarm be defeated.

Comfort and Refinement

Surprisingly the Mitsubishi Evolution FQ-360 GSR is well equipped but it does all feel a little disjointed when you look at the best of the German cars. It seems like Mitsubishi have bought in some add on packs, this maybe a little unfair but that is impression we were left with.

As standard you get an Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) which uses high intensity discharge headlights (Xenon) which use the steering input to aid vision around bends, at lower speeds there are cornering lights which light up the inside of the curve.

There are auto-on headlights and rain-sensitive windscreen wipers which do exactly as they state and the wiper sensitivity can be altered by the driver.

Of course there is a fully automatic climate control with a filter that can remove pollen, dust and other impurities. Separate heater vents in the rear compartment allow rear seat occupants to control the air from the heater.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-360
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourPhantom Black
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph4.1 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban12.9 mpg
Extra Urban26.9 mpg
Combined19.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group20
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / Unlimited miles
Price (when tested on the 01/09/09)£39,999

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