Among the best of the stock sports cars available to the general public, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X rates as one of the most fun to drive. The Evo is based on the Mitsubishi compact sedan, Lancer but to be sure, the Lancer and the Lancer Evo are two completely different cars. 2010 sees some new updates for the Mitsubishi Evo.
Taillights have new black accents and the side-sill extensions are slighted enlarged. A lip spoiler is used now to replace deck lid. The Evo X comes in two trims, the GSR and MR. The GSR is for enthusiasts and has a 5-speed manual transmission and rugged suspension. The MR costs more but the suspension is bit softer but comes with a twin clutch manual transmission operated with paddle shifters. The interior of the 2010 Evo is toned down compared the style and extravagance of the exterior. However, there are few items that are worth a mention, including alloy foot pedals, Recaro sport bucket seats, and an upgraded steering wheel. Even with the Recaro comfort, the driver side lacks height control. Other than a fancy gauge exchanges, the Evo interior is pretty much the same as the regular Lancer. Donâ€™t look for any extra space in the back either. The battery and windshield fluid reservoir have relocated to the back and the back seats donâ€™t fold down either. Thereâ€™s no cargo in the Evo. The real story with the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is the power plant. There is only one engine available for the Evo: a turbocharged 4-cylinder that churns out 291 horsepower and 300 lb/ft of torque. The Evo is bought for no reason other than this.
The turbocharged engine goes from 0 â€“ 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds and hits the quarter mile at 13.6 seconds. Fuel economy is marked at 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.