Fuel Economy / MPG » 6
GREEN | 6 out of 10
18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway (Ralliart, Twin-Clutch automatic)
17/22 mpg (Evo, automatic)
17/23 mpg (Evo, five-speed manual
unexceptional for a compact car
To improve fuel economy, the Ralliart's 5th and 6th gears are higher than those in the Evolution
With fuel economy ratings about on par with those of a typical three-row SUV, the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution simply isn't green--especially considering it's a compact.
At just 17 mpg city for both Evo models, or 18 for the Ralliart, you'll be chugging through the 14.5-gallon fuel tank in less than 250 miles. And that's if you don't tap into the intoxicating power reserves very much, if at all (trust us, we've seen much lower).
Performance is the priority here in the 2012 Evolution and Ralliart; going green sure isn't.