Travis Langness has worked in the automotive industry since 2011. He has written thousands of car-related articles and tested and reviewed hundreds of vehicles over the course of his career.
Stunning performance capabilities
Exceptionally comfortable ride for an exotic car
Relatively easy to see out of
Intoxicating sound from the V10 engine
Almost no interior storage to speak of
Touchscreen infotainment is distracting to use
Minimal cargo capacity
The Huracan is essentially unchanged for 2022
Part of the first Huracan generation introduced for 2014
Lamborghini has been in the business of selling low-volume, attention-grabbing supercars for decades. But in the last few years, annual Lamborghini sales numbers have essentially doubled. While it helps to have more price-accessible models like the Urus SUV and Huracan Evo in rear-wheel-drive form, we believe the growing appeal for Lamborghini, particularly the Huracan Evo, has a lot to do with the vehicles being surprisingly pleasant daily drivers despite their world-beating performance.
At the heart of every exotic supercar should be an equally exotic engine, and the Huracan certainly has that detail sorted. Offering a maximum available output of 630 horsepower, the 5.2-liter V10 is a sonic masterpiece. Coupled to that is a smooth but still lightning-fast seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as well as the option for all-wheel drive. But if you fancy yourself a bit of a racer, the Huracan STO provides more of a track-focused experience.
There is, of course, a fair amount of competition for the Huracan Evo. The McLaren 720S offers a similar balance between mind-melting performance and relatively easygoing comfort, while the Aston Martin DB11 AMR and Porsche 911 Turbo S serve up more refinement and practicality with nearly as much speed. To see if the Huracan deserves a place in your garage, read our Expert Rating below.
Edmunds Expert Rating
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The Lamborghini Huracan Evo combines disorienting levels of performance with a composed and comfortable ride and a well-finished interior. It's a true everyday supercar. In fact, all its newfound comfort highlights a distinct lack of practicality and interior storage. But a boot full of throttle and the howl from its V10 are enough to make you forget all about the extra overnight bag you couldn't fit in the trunk.
How does the Huracan drive? Face it, you can't call yourself an exotic car unless you can lay down some exotic performance numbers. The Huracan Evo does just that and explodes to 60 miles an hour in just 2.8 seconds. Reaching 100 mph in 6 seconds flat is next up before ripping through the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 127.6 mph. The howl from the 5.2-liter V10 deserves its own chapter, but suffice it to say, it's magnificent. But the ease of everyday driving is almost more impressive than the raw numbers. The Huracan is light and non-exhausting even in traffic.
Real-world handling is otherworldly, and the traction and reactions from the advanced all-wheel-drive system and four-wheel steering make it seem like the Huracan Evo defies some laws of physics. Speed, even for the amateur driver, is shockingly easy to achieve. Backed by standard carbon-ceramic brakes, the Evo feels like it can charge hard all day.
How comfortable is the Huracan? The Evo exhibits exceptional ride quality on all manner of roads thanks to its electronically adjustable suspension. In Strada (Street) mode, the Huracan feels no different than a run-of-the-mill sedan with a sport-tuned suspension. All but the harshest bumps are shrugged off, and the highway ride is almost pillowy. Even in Sport and Corsa (Race), the ride is never unbearable — a triumph for an exotic car.
The climate control system makes more noise than we'd like but quickly regulates the cabin temperature. Exhaust noise also changes with the drive mode selected, and Strada's quiet setting makes long highway hauls possible without fatigue. Tire noise is elevated but that's par for the course with an exotic car.
How’s the interior? For something that looks so radical, the Huracan Evo is a fairly easy car to drive. The gear selector is a prime example. It looks frail and a bit complicated, but its operation becomes second nature immediately after the first use. The Huracan also makes it easy to find a comfortable driving position, which is critical in something so fast, so low and so expensive.
By contrast, the 8.4-inch touchscreen takes a bit more study to understand. The same goes for the steering wheel-mounted turn signals; much like the toggle switch you find on a motorcycle, they will evade your fingers for the first hour or so. But the Huracan is not claustrophobia-inducing and occupants have a fairly generous amount of space, assuming they're not much taller than 6-foot-3. Visibility is much better than expected, even to the sides.
How’s the tech? For all the highlights of the Evo, the modern and stylish-looking infotainment system is unfortunately not that great. The 8.4-inch touchscreen is mounted low in the interior and doesn't obstruct forward visibility. But with no physical buttons and no haptic feedback, it takes a solid 1- to 2-second glance away from the road to choose the desired function. Even something as simple as volume adjustment takes a bit of conscious thought.
Apple CarPlay users will be satisfied with the integration, but those with Android Auto will need to use Bluetooth to stream their music. Thankfully, there are two quick-charging USB ports between the seats. Something else greatly appreciated is the clear, high-definition backup camera image displayed via the instrument cluster.
How’s the storage? It might seem impressive that a car such as the Huracan Evo even has a trunk, let alone one that, at 3.5 cubic feet, will hold a few grocery bags. But because of the surprisingly comfortable ride and fatigue-free driving experience, owners might be disappointed with the Huracan's inability to hold two small carry-on bags.
Interior storage is also shockingly sparse, offering only the slimmest of door pockets and a tray that can hold just a cellphone. And the small storage tray under the touchscreen isn't deep enough to even keep the key in place during fast driving.
To be fair, even though the Huracan is not a large vehicle, we think even slight increases in cargo capacity and interior storage would make this Lamborghini stand out even more in this interesting segment.
How’s the fuel economy? It's probably fair to say most Lamborghini buyers will never think twice about fuel economy, but the EPA still does! It gives the Huracan Evo a combined rating of 15 mpg (13 city/18 highway). We did see numbers flirting with 17 mpg after highway driving, but dipping into the Huracan's considerable power quickly drops the fuel economy into the single digits. A 21.1-gallon fuel tank helps ensure you aren't stopping every hour.
Is the Huracan a good value? Value doesn't have quite the same meaning to a buyer in the market for an exotic car, but the Huracan does deliver a lot for the money. And it does so with more than simply looks and raw speed. The cabin is built and finished to a very high standard, and much like the exterior of the car, can be customized with an array of personalized options buyers will likely appreciate.
The Huracan also delivers on daily usability, which for a true exotic car is a rare thing. Warranty concerns are likely not top of mind for prospective buyers, but Lamborghini provides three-year coverage with unlimited miles for powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties, as well as roadside assistance during that period. Customer service is likely beyond what most buyers have ever experienced.
The Huracan Evo is without a doubt the most well-rounded and civilized Lamborghini sports car ever sold. And as a result, you can use the Huracan every single day. But that's not to say the raging bull has been put out to pasture. Switching drive modes transforms the Huracan into one of the fastest and most capable vehicles we've ever tested.
The sound of the V10 is intoxicating enough on its own, but when paired with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system and four-wheel steering, there's not much that can hold a candle to this Lamborghini. And we haven't even started with its visual presence.
Which Huracan does Edmunds recommend?
If it was our money (we can dream, can't we?) we'd go for the Huracan Evo and opt for the all-wheel-drive version. It has a bit more power than the rear-drive version as well as the helpful rear-axle steering. To that, we'd add two stand-alone options: the lifting system, to help clear steep driveways, and the smartphone interface for its Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Lamborghini Huracan models
The 2022 Lamborghini Huracan is an exotic mid-engine sports car available as a coupe or a convertible. The main trim levels are Huracan Evo and Huracan STO. Each comes with a 5.2-liter V10 engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Power for the all-wheel-drive Evo is 630 horsepower and 443 lb-ft; the rear-wheel-drive version makes do with a mere 602 hp and 413 lb-ft. The STO makes 630 hp and 417-lb-ft. All Huracans can be built to a unique specification with a nearly endless array of customization options.
Highlighted features include:
Four-wheel steering on the all-wheel-drive Huracan
Adaptive suspension (helps improve ride comfort and handling stability)
Advanced traction and stability management systems
Full leather and faux suede upholstery
12.3-inch digital instrument panel
8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation
Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)
A track-focused version with:
More aggressive aerodynamics, including a large rear wing
All Huracans are available with a multitude of options, including a nose-lifting system (helps to clear steep driveways and speed bumps), heated and power-adjustable seats, an upgraded sound system, Apple CarPlay compatibility, ambient interior lighting and a track telemetry system for the Huracan STO.
In its AMR trim, the DB11 packs a ferocious 630-hp V12, and yet it also has a supple ride and all the creature comforts of a true grand-touring coupe. The Huracan has the clear advantage around a racetrack, but the DB11 is the better option for a high-speed weekend getaway.
If you live your life at maximum attack, the AMG GT Coupe has the looks and the performance to back them up. The Black Series' 720-hp twin-turbo V8 is more than a match for the Huracan's V10 and nearly equals the Lamborghini's intoxicating soundtrack. But the AMG's ride is punishing and makes the Huracan the better choice for everything not taking place on a racetrack.
Like the Huracan, the 720S offers performance that's barely accessible on the street and will likely terrify most amateur drivers on a track. The 720S offers good visibility and a bit more practicality than the Lamborghini, and both cars offer a far better ride quality than you'd expect from an exotic car. The Huracan does cost a bit less than the McLaren and offers all-wheel drive.