Weekend Pick: Subaru STI vs. Lancer Evo X

By | December 26, 2010

Subaru Impreza WRX STI

This edition of Weekend Pick may have a lot more applicability to most readers as the cars in question- a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X- are not so much exotic as they are really rather common. Because of this, we’re guessing that readers will actually have an opinion based on their own experiences with seeing and perhaps even driving the cars instead of mere speculation over two outrageously expensive vehicles… kinda like our Ferrari 458 vs Lamborghini Gallardo poll a few weeks back.

At any rate, this Weekend Pick should have really been done a long time ago. The STI vs Evo rivalry has been going on for a long, long time, starting when both companies decided to conveniently launch performance versions of their ordinary sedans at the same time in 1992. That’s nearly 19 years of teenage douchebaggery mouthoffs and motorsport loyalties that go deeper than Barry White’s voice during sexy time.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

And really, there’s not that much that’s different between an STI and the Evo. Both are all wheel drive. Both have 4-cylinder engines with turbos. Both can fit four people comfortably and a fifth if you feel like recreating conditions at Auschwitz. Both are good on the street and the track but have a darker rally racing side to them (need we mention Ken Block here?). Both have the same 155 mph top speed and a mere 10 horsepower difference between them. Even the newest generation of both look significantly more stupid than their previous models.

So what will it been, then?  The Subaru Impreza WRX STI or the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X? Tell us in the poll below:

[Chad Waite]


AJ Wilcox on December 27, 2010 at 12:18 am.

LOL, Barry White’s voice during sexy time…I love it! nnI have to admit, I love the bodystyle of the STi. I saw a white one driving beside me yesterday and realized I loved looking at it. It gets my vote.

VTECLOL on December 27, 2010 at 5:58 am.

I’m going to have to go with the Evo. The new body style of the STI is too Civic’ish. There’s a reason KB left…

StephAnn Knotts on December 28, 2010 at 5:58 am.

STi all the way, baby!

Anonymous on January 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm.

Love this!

Leisa Dreps on April 7, 2011 at 6:41 am.

The Evo 10 looks so much sexier in many ways than the STI in my opinion, though the selling point of any Subaru’s car would be what lies under the hood. Sadly, Subaru failed to implement NEW concept design ideas on this STI, as the aesthetics looks so much like, as VTECLOL stated, too CIVIC-ish.

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