Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo X (2008 - 2014) Safety & Reliability

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.

4 out of 5



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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    5 out of 5

The standard Lancer - on which the Evo X is based - was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. It scored the maximum five stars and all models come with seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and side and curtain airbags, along with Isofix seat anchor points in the rear.

The Evo X also has an adaptive front lighting system that lights up the inside of corners increasing the area of road illuminated. The Super All-Wheel Control system (S-AWC for short) features several systems including active stability control and a sport-based ABS. In terms of security the Evo is fitted with an alarm and immobiliser as well as a tracker device that will not allow the engine to start without the presence of a security transponder that you're encouraged to carry separately to prevent the car being stolen even if your keys are.

4 out of 5


This is an all new engine so it's difficult to predict how reliable it will prove, but judging by previous Mitsubishi engines it is likely to be incredibly strong mechanically.

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