New VW Golf R versus Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, and winner is?


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So, which one is better? The new VW Golf R or the Mitsubishi EVO? Well, there are two camps on this one. One camp thinks that the VW Golf R is too girly, geeky and trendy. And the other camp thinks that the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO is too noisy, expensive, lack luster, and racer type.

Motor Trend puts the two cars together for a showdown, well, sort of. Although Motor Trend has its final verdict of who is the winner in this match, but that is just Motor Trend’s opinion. You will have to watch the video below to make that determination yourself. One thing to notice about this video review is that the Motor Trend guy kind of bias; he is too excited about the VW Golf R.

On one side, you got the VW Golf R making 256 horsepower and is priced from $33,900. And on the other side, you got the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO producing 291 horsepower and priced from $34,495. Both cars are expensive for what its worth by any standard, well, at least from our perspective. The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO could easily topped out at around $45,000 for the fully loaded vehicle, while the VW Golf R can top out at $37,000.

Performance wise, the VW Golf R can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 5.8 seconds. When compared to the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, it’s can sprint from 0-60 mph in about 5.1 seconds. So, if you want a faster car, get the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. But if you want a well-made car, get the VW Golf R.