The market for Japanese turbocharged all wheel drive sport compact cars will forever be dominated by the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. These cars were introduced to the U.S. enthusiasts long before either manufacturer decided to bring their cars stateside thanks to videogames like Gran Turismo. However as the Playstation generation grows up these daily driven rally cars must do so as well. Just like Subaru came out with the leather wrapped much more refined STI Limited back at the New York Auto Show in 2007, Mitsubishi is suppressing the attitude of their wild winged wonder in order to create an EVO MR Touring model. Just like the STI, this EVO exchanges its oversized aerofoil for a subtle trunk spoiler that massively tones down the EVO X’s appearance.

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring
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The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring is powered by the same turbocharged 4B11 2.0 Liter MIVEC engine that puts down a total of 291 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque in the standard EVO X. Like all 2010 X’s, the MR Touring comes standard Mitsubishi’s new 6 speed Twin Clutch SST gearbox that is shifted via a pair of magnesium paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. Other standard items include the EVO’s vented hood, a set of oversized Brembo brakes, 18 inch BBS wheels and Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control system.

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring
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The last time that Mitsubishi clipped the EVO of its wing they were aiming at selling the stripped down lightweight RS to hardcore racers that wouldn’t mind that the car had one less gear than it could and that there wasn’t even any sound deadening. However the MR Touring model is based upon the top of the line EVO X and caters towards customers who are looking for leather wrapped Brembo racing buckets and a full stereo system. The new MR Touring is the perfect vehicle for any aspiring EVO owner who wants to fly under the radar in both style and comfort.

Standard features and accesories after the jump.

Standard Features

  • 291-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC engine
  • 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic® Shift Transmission (TC-SST)
  • Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC)
  • BREMBO® Braking System
  • 2-piece front brake rotors with alloy hats
  • Aluminum roof, hood and front fenders
  • Enhanced interior noise reduction
  • 18" x 8.5" BBS® Forged Alloy Wheels with 245/40R18 Yokohama ADVAN® tires
  • Power glass sunroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rear diffuser with dual exhaust outlets
  • Color keyed rear lip spoiler (Replaces large rear spoiler)
  • Sports ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • RECARO® semi-bucket racing seats with fixed head rests
  • Heated front seats and side mirrors
  • Full leather seating surfaces
  • Magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters
  • FAST-Key electronic keyless entry and starting system
  • 710-watt (max.), Rockford Fosgate® performance audio system with nine speakers, including a 10-inch trunk-mounted subwoofer
  • 40GB HDD Navigation with Music Server
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice command recognition
  • Seven-airbag safety system including a driver’s knee airbag*


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$1999 Navigation System


  • $84 All Weather Floor Mats
  • $297 Aluminum/Leather Parking Brake Grip
  • $281 Aluminum / Leather Shift Knob (TC-SST)
  • $425 Back Up Sensors
  • $60 Cargo Organizer
  • $96 Carpet Floor Mats
  • $456 CD Changer - 6 Disc and Tuner
  • $107 Chrome Side Mirror Covers
  • $34 Cigar Lighter
  • $625 Front Air Dams
  • $125 Front Brake Air Guides
  • $515 Front Strut Brace
  • $319 Intercooler Pipes
  • $37 "Lancer Evolution" License Plate Frame
  • $244 Mud Flaps
  • $2499 Navigation System and Install Kit
  • $142 RALLIART Spline-Type Wheel Locks
  • $440 Rear Corner Air Dams
  • $110 Rear Spoiler Extension
  • $515 Rear Strut Brace
  • $506 Rear View Backup Camera
  • $900 Side Skirts
  • $85 Side Wind Deflectors
  • $85 Sunroof Deflector
  • $32 Wheel Locks
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring
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  (858) posted on 03.11.2010

Evo compete dynamically with the likes of BMW and Audi, but we’re not sure the overall quality is there yet.

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