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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 271 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

  • A fully equipped race car for under $30,000. If driving means more to you than anything else in the world, you'd be crazy not to consider the Evo.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Nearly perfect suspension tuning, loads of turbocharged power, direct steering, available stripper model makes it even more affordable.

  • Cons

    Economy car interior, unforgiving highway ride.

  • What's New for 2004

    Leather seating is now an option as is an upgraded 315-watt Infinity sound system. A new, decontented RS model has been added this year for those who want maximum performance and nothing else. The Evo RS deletes ABS, air conditioning, the rear spoiler and power features such as locks and windows. Additionally, the RS boasts a helical limited-slip differential, added structural reinforcement in the trunk and less sound-deadening material.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Incredible performance under $30k

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

The Evolution competes with vehicles twice its price w/ regard to performance. Specifically, the car's steering feel is unmatched; the vehicle responds immediately to every steering input. Also, grip with the stock Advan tires is exceptional.




The best car period!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

The EVO VIII handles like a champ, the steering wheel is super responsive, the acceleration from 0-60 is extremely quick. Nice Recaro seats, momo steering wheel. I like the simple interior. Super fun to drive in city, although highway ride is a little rough and noisy, that's the only draw back. After market mods suggested: turbo timer, boost control, cold air intake, turbo back exhaust, HKS intercooler, blowoff valve, racing clutch (optional). The AWD system is amazing in this car. Makes drifting effortless.




Fun to drive and great

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is great car in all aspects. It's a quick car with a great suspension. It's a great car for the track. It's lots of fun to drive on the highway, canyon, or the track. It is not the greatest every day car and the exterior looks make everyone think your on your way to see the next "Fast and Furious" movie. The interior is basic and simple, but great for the track. Its suspension does a great job in the canyons and tracks, but provides a VERY bumpy ride on anything but smooth and new road. Its steering is quick, which is great for salom or the track but on the highway can get you into some trouble. If you're not paying attention, you can end up in the next lane. Its acceleration is very quick and you hit top speed of 149 in less than a minute, at the track of course.




A bullet that steers

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Words can barely describe the feeling of punching the gas and hearing that turbo spool up, the speedometer suddenly shooting upwards and knowing that no matter what the road throws at you your car can more than handle it. Absolute raw power and top-notch handling. You don't really buy a car like this for gas mileage, but I was surprised to find I averaged about 22 mpg, and I drive pretty spiritedly. The leather Recaro seats are extremely comfortable if you're willing to spend the money as well as the Infinity speaker and their crystal clear sound.




Great all around package!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I thought I would be buying a BMW 330i when I could for the last three years. It came time and I looked at the 330i, G35, TL, STi and Evo. I only started looking over the Evo a few months ago. I always liked the WRX and thought it would be great own as well. After months of research, driving cars, etc. I went with a 04 Evo VIII w/SSL. I know without a doubt I made the right choice. This car is simply amazing! If you are unsure at least test drive one. I have never known a car to perform so well and to feel so confident doing so. Plus, you can take three other people with you. I would take a firm ride over a fancy clock any day...




Evo rocks

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This is a fast, great handling car. It is not a Cadillac, it doesn't have a lot of toys, but bang for the buck it can't be beat.



Full 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

What's New for 2004

Leather seating is now an option as is an upgraded 315-watt Infinity sound system. A new, decontented RS model has been added this year for those who want maximum performance and nothing else. The Evo RS deletes ABS, air conditioning, the rear spoiler and power features such as locks and windows. Additionally, the RS boasts a helical limited-slip differential, added structural reinforcement in the trunk and less sound-deadening material.

Talk About The 2004 Lancer Evolution

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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