Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo X (2008 - 2014) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
The Mitsubishi Evo has built up a cult following as a rally-bred performance car capable of astonishing acceleration and superb handling. The tenth incarnation, or X as Mitsubishi badges it, builds on this reputation but adds some much needed refinement and comfort.

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Running costs

With any high performance car you can always expect expensive running costs and the Evo X is no exception. Fuel, insurance and road tax will all be high but some improvement has been made to the servicing schedule. The previous car needed attention every 4500 miles but the X has 10,000-mile intervals. Additionally a servicing plan is also available for £400 which covers the vehicle’s first three scheduled services.

It's worth noting that the SST gearbox has three settings but the most aggressive, Super Sport, is intended for use only on a closed circuit racetrack and any damage caused by racing or driving on a racetrack will not be covered under warranty.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

10,000 miles.


Three years/unlimited miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£565.00 - £580.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

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Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

It's far from surprising to find that the high performance Evo X is a very eco-unfriendly car. The average CO2 emissions across the range are a hefty 272g/km - although that's on par with similar high performance cars. Fuel economy is poor too with an average of just 24mpg.

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