2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution  -  $35,290


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,290
Base Invoice: $33,834
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man GSR
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: Man GSR AWD
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MIVEC intercooled turbocharged I4 engine

Pros

Sportback functionality; lots of sporty fun; excellent performance from Ralliart model; intense performance from the Evolution model


Model Highlights

The 5-seat Lancer comes in two distinct body styles, a few engines and a couple of trim levels for each in 2012. At the heart of the base Lancer DE and also the ES in either sedan or Sportback styles is a 2.0L 4-cylinder, which produces 152 hp and comes mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission.

Farther up the Lancer food chain is the 2.4L 4-cylinder, which delivers 168 hp and powers the GT in both sedan and Sportback trim. A 5-speed manual is standard there as well, though ES and GT models can be ordered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). DE, ES and GT Lancers are front-wheel drive.

The Lancer Evolution comes with a 291-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a choice of 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Evolutions are equipped only with all-wheel drive.

The Lancer DE comes with plenty of features, such as power windows, doors and mirrors, plus anti-lock brakes, passenger and driver airbags, a knee airbag and side-impact airbags. The ES adds on air conditioning, keyless entry and steering wheel audio controls. The ES also has a 60/40 folding rear seat.

Next is the Lancer Ralliart, also available in either body style. It derives its 237 hp and 253 lb-feet of torque from a turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder. That power is put to all four wheels through either a 5-speed manual or Mitsubishi's advanced, rally-inspired Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). Ralliart styling includes fog lights, rear spoiler, sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels as well limited-slip front and rear differentials. The Ralliart gets an upgraded 140-watt sound system, with an optional 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate system. Other options include a navigation system and Recaro sport seats.

In creating the Sportback, available in ES, with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and GT trim with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, designers kept functionality in mind as much as sportiness, and gave it a cargo floor that can be lowered three inches for more space and a rear door that extends all the way to the bumper for loading heavy or cumbersome gear.

The top-of-the performance heap Lancer Evolution is an impressive performance sedan by any measure. It features a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 291 horsepower and 300 lb-feet of torque, front and rear limited-slip differentials and a high-tech electronically controlled center differential. Mitsubishi used its knowledge and experience on the rally circuit to perfect the computer-controlled all-wheel drive system found in the Evolution and the result is impressive levels of control and safety even at high speed.

The Evolution also comes with Brembo 4-piston brakes, 18-inch Enkei alloy wheels, aluminum body panels, a large rear spoiler, fog lamps, active stability control and sports-tuned anti-lock brakes.


Model News

After a year-long hiatus, the Lancer Evolution returns for 2012.

The Lancer SE all-wheel drive returns for 2012. It comes with 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lamps, Bluetooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The Ralliart all-wheel drive now offers optional navigation, as does the GT model and the Sportback ES offers optional 16-inch alloy wheels and a deluxe package that includes an upgraded 6-speaker stereo with a USB port, FAST-key entry system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, SIRIUS and a color LCD dash indicator display.

The manual transmission is no longer available on the Sportback models and the TC-SST Sportback Ralliart model is not offered for 2012.


Value Writeup

At the base level, the Lancer packs plenty of fun and safety features into a sub-$15,000 package. The Ralliart models, feature a mild turbocharged engine but enough performance to be surprise. Sportback models add increased functionality. The base Lancer returns great fuel economy, achieving 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Finally, the Lancer Evolution continues to be one of the best performance values available. A 291-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with Mitsubishi's famed Super All-Wheel Control system makes for intense power and control that costs less than $35,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
246.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
319.00 mi

Engine Order Code
4B11T

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
291 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
130

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
33.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Second Hip Room
54.1 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
177.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
60.8 in

Track Width, Rear
60.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
6.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3517 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.98 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.91 in

Front Tire Size
P245/40YR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR18

Spare Tire Size
T145/70R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.27

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V446000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 19, 2013

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
10,474

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.

Consequence
Failure of the clutch master cylinder reduces the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected clutch master cylinders free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 11, 2013. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's campaign number for this recall is SR-13-009.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.0L DOHC MIVEC intercooled turbocharged I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Helical gear-type limited slip front differential

Rear limited slip differential

Super all-wheel control (S-AWC) traction system -inc: tarmac, gravel or snow traction modes, active center differential (ACD), active yaw control (AYC), active stability control (ASC)

All-wheel drive

Independent MacPherson inverted strut front suspension -inc: forged aluminum control arms

Multi-link rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated BREMBO disc brakes -inc: 4-piston front & 2-piston rear calipers

Dual exhaust pipes

Exhaust finisher

18" x 8.5" Enkei cast aluminum alloy wheels

P245/40YR18 Yokohama ADVAN high-grip performance tires

T145/70R18 spare tire

Aluminum hood w/heat extractor vents

Aluminum front fenders w/air outlets

Aluminum roof panel

Large rear spoiler

Large side air dam

Front grille w/black mesh

Auto-off projector type halogen headlights

Fog lamps

Side marker lights

Color-keyed folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Color-keyed door handles

140-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: USB port, (6) speakers, digital signal processing (DSP)

Aux audio input

FUSE hands-free link system w/USB port

RECARO cloth front bucket seats -inc: 4-way adjustable driver seat

60/40 split folding rear seat -inc: folding armrest, cupholders, (3) adjustable head restraints

Front center console w/armrest -inc: (2) covered cupholders

Center console storage w/lid

Front & rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel inc: silver accent

Steering wheel mounted illuminated audio & cruise controls

Tachometer

Color multi-information LCD display -inc: odometer, dual trip meters, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, driving distance to empty, average vehicle speed, service reminder, coolant temp readout w/warning, S-AWC status, outside temp, seatbelt reminder

Pwr windows -inc: driver side auto up/down

Pwr door locks

Remote trunk & fuel lid release

Keyless entry w/panic alarm

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Anti-theft security alarm system

Automatic climate control -inc: micron air filtration, chrome control accents

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defroster w/timer

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Front map lights

Front door storage pockets

Front door panel bottle holders

(4) retractable assist grips

Rear coat hanger

Cabin light

Driver & front passenger sun visors w/dual vanity mirrors

Trunk lamp

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Leather-wrapped parking brake w/chrome accent

Aluminum pedals

Aluminum scuff plate

Chrome inner door handles

4-wheel sports anti-lock braking system (S-ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Active stability control (ASC) w/traction control

Front/rear crumple zones

RISE body construction

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor, front/rear side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, front side impact airbags

3-point safety belts for all occupants

Height adjustable front shoulder belt anchors -inc: pretensioners

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat LATCH system (lower anchors & tethers for children)

Interior trunk lid release handle

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
NATIONAL DESTINATION ADJUSTMENT CHARGE
$0

 
ALASKA DESTINATION ADJUSTMENT CHARGE
$125

 
APEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MERCURY GRAY
$0

 
RALLY RED METALLIC
$0

 
OCTANE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
WICKED WHITE
$0

 
PHANTOM BLACK PEARL
$250

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SUNROOF & LEATHER PKG
$1,800

 
SIGHT & SOUND PKG
$2,100

 
AERO KIT
$1,500

 
RALLIART WHEEL LOCKS & FLUTED LUG NUTS
$145

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
CHROME MIRROR COVERS
$115

 
SIDE WINDOW WIND DEFLECTORS
$95

 
NAVIGATION PKG
$2,295

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER
$399

 
LED ILLUMINATION PKG
$335

 
INTERIOR PKG
$420

 
REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS
$350


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