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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

(0 Stars)  All-wheel drive trickles down.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Evo enthusiasts, fret not. Despite rumors suggesting your vaunted, street-legal rally weapon is dead after 2012, officials have confirmed that the car will live on for the 2012 and 2013 model years. That said, don't expect many changes in the next few years. Instead, Mitsubishi is focusing on tweaking its less-expensive, higher-volume Lancer variants. For 2012, it has added yet another way to purchase a Lancer with all-wheel drive, which was once the exclusive domain of the Evo line. In addition to the turbocharged Lancer Ralliart, a new Lancer SE sedan mates the company's AWC (All-Wheel Control) system to a normally aspirated, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a continuously variable transmission. While the Evolution's razor-sharp steering rack and insane power continue to entertain, lesser Lancers aren't complete bores. Mitsubishi does a commendable job of infusing the Evo's playful spirit across the lineup; as a result, even front-wheel-drive models feel taut, sharp, and fairly tactile. We'd elect to skip the 2.0-liter I-4 in the DE and the ES; the 2.4-liter four-banger found in the SE and the GTS provides a fair amount of torque and is rather peppy. Where the Lancer line--Evo and all--lags is in refinement. Compared to other cars in this segment, the Lancer's interior is surprisingly basic, and road noise is considerable. Still, for buyers wanting a little fun at an affordable price, the Lancer remains worth considering.

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2012 Lancer Evolution MR Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L MIVEC in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 275 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 291 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 300 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

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'12 Mitsubishi MR Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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HID Headlights
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Knee Air Bag
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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