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Dare to Compare | Lancer Evo vs. WRX STI vs. Genesis

There’s no denying the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is a sports car that drove the segment to popularity. Although it left the market not too long ago, the 2015 Lancer Evo still matches up well with top competitors like the Subaru WRX STI and Hyundai Genesis. When they go tire-to-tire, only one car can come out on top. Which model will it be?
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
2015 Hyundai Genesis
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO
Subaru WRX STI
Hyundai Genesis
Things are heated between these three models right from the start. The Lancer Evo starts at $37,995 while the WRX STI comes in at $37,395. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Genesis runs in with a price tag of $40,500, making it the most expensive of the bunch. Both the Lancer Evo and WRX STI earn an EPA-estimed 17 city/23 hwy mpg. The Genesis earns an EPA-estimated 16 city/25 hwy mpg.
When looking under the hood, the Lancer Evo gains the advantage. Both models feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood as well as all-wheel drive. While the WRX STI offers 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque, the Lancer Evo tops it with 3053 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The Genesis rocks a larger V6 engine and all-wheel drive as well. Despite the difference in size, the Genesis’s V6 engine produces 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque.
According to, the Lancer Evo reaches 60 mph in five seconds or less. The WRX STI hits 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, making these two models a close match. The Genesis falls short, running from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, practically a snail’s pace compared to the other two sports cars.

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