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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 276 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

  • The Evo has established itself as one of the most thrilling sedans on the market this side of an M5. If you're willing to sacrifice a little ride quality and interior ambience for all-out performance, the Evo is hard to beat.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    One of the best-handling sedans available at any price, razor-sharp steering, ample turbocharged power, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, stripped-down RS model offers serious bang for the buck.

  • Cons

    Spartan interior, unforgiving highway ride, not much in the way of upscale amenities, no side airbags.

  • What's New for 2005

    A new MR edition debuts that features a six-speed manual transmission, BBS one-piece forged alloy wheels, Bilstein shocks and an aluminum roof for a lower center of gravity. The all-wheel-drive system for all Evos now includes a front helical limited-slip differential and electronic active center differential (ACD). All models get a power boost of 5 horsepower and 13 pound-feet of torque. A larger cupholder is new this year, and all models get aluminum side-impact bars (to save weight). The standard Evo loses its HID headlamps (now optional), and all Evos lose the intercooler water spray feature (due to packaging for the ACD). The MR and RS get an aluminum roof panel, and the RS also gets thinner sheet metal in the deck lid (again, to save weight). Inside, all models get a revised meter cluster to include the ACD display.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (17 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Fun car with lots of

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

This car is the most fun vehicle I have ever driven, but I feel it lacks a lot of things for a near $37,000 car. The paint needs to be improved greatly, my front end looks like it's ten years old already.




Evo after 18 months

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I love this car. Thanks to Mitsubishi for building such a fun, focused affordable car! I replaced the Yoko. tires with an all season radials. The road noise and all weater traction advantage was worth the slight decrease in steering feel. The car seems to have gotten faster and just a bit louder after a few thousand miles. I runs very hard. I have changed the oil, aligned the wheels, replaced the tires (due to road noise), and changed the oil. It has never been back to the dealer for anything! Overall this car is an intoxicating blend of performance and reliablity at a reasonable price.




Whats not to like?

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The Lancer Evolution is a blast to own, It has excellent acceleration, steering, and braking. Its maintenance costs are higher than an economy vehicle's but no higher than any other performance wehicle.




Mitsubishi lancer evolution mr edition

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I bought my first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in 2003 and had to upgrade when the MR edition came out. I am extremely happy with my purchase. I've had no problems. I only had the usual tire and brake pad changes, other then that it's an oil change every 3,500 mile.




A must drive!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I paid MSRP+ fees, and it was worth it. I had to go 4 states away to pick it up because there is none of these cars available (MR, charcoal grey). The ride is rough, but I expected that. If you want a smooth and refined performance car, plan to spend over $100,000. This car will eat up anything on the road and still leave you with a 4-door practical car, and money in your pocket. If you want leather, fancy cup holders and a satellite navigation, go somewhere else. This car is raw performance, recognized by those in the know as a car to respect and fear off the start line or on the back streets. I am a huge fan!




Evo viii - it goes!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Got my '05 Evo, and boy am I glad! I've had it now for 4 months. It starts beautifully, looks great and performs like a supercar (Too bad that Mitsubishi is not doing well). The acceleration is slow at 2k/rpm, then at 3k/rpm the turbo cooks and there is an incredible surge of power, which is manageable and easily modulated. When all else fails the Brembo brakes are there to slow you down, in combination with the ABS, in a quick way. The transmission "snicks" its way through the gates; the engine urges you on; the brakes back you up; the chassis is stiff and inspires confidence--more technical features that work together wonderfully.



Full 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

What's New for 2005

A new MR edition debuts that features a six-speed manual transmission, BBS one-piece forged alloy wheels, Bilstein shocks and an aluminum roof for a lower center of gravity. The all-wheel-drive system for all Evos now includes a front helical limited-slip differential and electronic active center differential (ACD). All models get a power boost of 5 horsepower and 13 pound-feet of torque. A larger cupholder is new this year, and all models get aluminum side-impact bars (to save weight). The standard Evo loses its HID headlamps (now optional), and all Evos lose the intercooler water spray feature (due to packaging for the ACD). The MR and RS get an aluminum roof panel, and the RS also gets thinner sheet metal in the deck lid (again, to save weight). Inside, all models get a revised meter cluster to include the ACD display.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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