With all the reports surrounding the demise of the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, we thought it would be great to do a Face-off-Friday focused on it and its biggest rival – the Subaru WRX STI. Also, since both models are currently on sale, it’s even a better idea to look into these two models.

The rivalry between the two Japanese performance sedan has been ongoing for ages. With the specs being very similar it always comes down to personal choice. Of course, everyone has their on opinion in which handles better and sharper or which is quicker but the fact remains that both of these cars are technological achievement in their own light and both offer an outstanding level of performance for a bargain price tag.

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO vs 2014 Subaru WRX STI:

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO:

  • Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder turbo.
  • Performance: 291-hp / 300 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed TC-SST.
  • 0-60mph: 5.3 seconds
  • Top Speed: 150 mph
  • Curb Weight: 3,527 pounds.
  • Fuel-Economy: 17/23 (city/highway)
  • Price: $34,995

2014 Subaru WRX STI:

  • Engine: 2.5 liter 4-cylinder trubo
  • Performance: 305-hp / 290 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • 0-60mph: 5.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 150 mph
  • Curb Weight: 3,384 lbs.
  • Fuel-Economy: 17/23 (city/highway)
  • Price: $34,495
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