The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE polarizing vehicle that a strange thing about the 4-cylinder car that is five people will get comfortable place, the progress made by all types of terrain on.
During our week-long process that drove the Evo we in Los Angeles in traffic on public roads in the Nevada desert and on the track at Spring Mountain in hopes of learning difficulties that this jump-up family sedan it all, all the intermediary. What we have learned is this: everything has its price.
The Evo is coming in three trim levels in all three SU with the same 291-horsepower engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and AWD system. All three come with a larger body than the base Lancer and excellent Recaro front seats. GSR offers entry-level 5-speed manual transmission and not much else. The model provides top-level MR 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox RSS, larger wheels, custom suspension, and the boy-racer body, including the giant trademark rear wing.
Our test car, the SE model slots between the two, combining the best performance pieces with the help of the MR package, including the transfer of the GSC and bodywork and the interior, and lower profile touring lip spoiler. It really is the best of both worlds in the universe Evo.
At first glance (and the first disc), it seems, yes, the Evo would be one of the few cars that can do everything. A little five adults to sit comfortably. It’s pretty fast, can hit 60 in 4.6 seconds on the way to 13.2 seconds quarter mile at 103 miles per hour. And comes to all-wheel-drive system with its default settings for the asphalt (paving), gravel and snow, which is great for those who live in northern climates or rallying aspirations. And dual-clutch gearbox shifts quickly and smoothly, but also works automatically when cruising in Los Angeles or city street in question.
First, the engine: As you might expect, many of turbo lag, that’s fine, but when left in automatic mode (not sports), holds the ECU the engine is running much faster use than we do, making a terrible hum in the cabin. Worse, when stopped and idling, is clearly audible “flutter” noise directly into the ear canal for the driver that someone spent like grinding her stiletto in canary tones. Why the engine at 1,500 rpm idle speed, we will never know. It is not very good sounding engine, that is until about 5000 rpm and rewarded with a turbo whoosh “that lasts up to 7000 redline file.
Apart from the steering wheel gearshift and Recaro seats, everything is terrible on the inside 80 types of GM. The basic radio does not sound very good, and reset the FM mode, even if the wizard off power mode. Auxiliary method, the RCA cable, USB or even a headphone jack requires. What is this, 1987? Everything is different as possible performance. The center around the shifter and hand brake console is just so cheap that by advancing, you can transfer to the tunnel about one centimeter in length to the right.
The second we pulled out of the hole to end Spring Mountain 3.4 mile, 24 turn road course, while we have not forgotten because of the Evo. On the road, the Evo is a rock star. It is perfectly chosen from all corners. After an emergency stop and turn-in is the Evo happy to be back in top-end rotation and start mashing the gas too late to find AWD system when the power fails, turn so nice to have a four-wheel-drives.
Therefore, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE is perfect, as many young people want to believe? No, absolutely not.
It’s track prowess and ability canyon carving, unfortunately, from the gloomy interior quality, fuel economy and overshadowed the poor selection and questionable styling. However, if we ever find us an additional $ 20,000 to a private way membership of the Spring Mountain, and we sell their soul to the devil, a job can be parked in the garage.