2010 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
vs. 2012 Honda
Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si

9.6

starting from

$24,475
"A model of simplicity."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's stereo
"Slick shifter."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's transmission

Reasons to buy the Honda Civic Si

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Average highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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Navigation system
Standard
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Poor range on the highway
409 miles
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Average city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

9.4

starting from

$36,550
"The Ralliart is the much needed upgrade to the Sportback body."
edmunds.com | talking about the Lancer's overall satisfaction
"Practical hatchback body style."
edmunds.com | talking about the Lancer's external styling

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Spacious front seats
54.6 ft3
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Civic Si's standard sun roof
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE Winner: Lancer Evolution SE
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  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Lancer Evolution SE; optional upgrade on the Civic Si
  • The Lancer Evolution SE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 10.0 vs 9.3
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE Winner: Lancer Evolution SE
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  • The Lancer Evolution SE comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Civic Si
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • The Lancer Evolution SE's Turbocharger forces more air into the engine, improving power output, Turbocharger vs None
Practicality 9.3 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • You won't find this in the Lancer Evolution SE, but the Civic Si's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • A single tank lasts around 30% longer, 409 miles vs 319 miles
  • Room for around 70% more stuff, 11.7 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3
Entertainment System 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Civic Si's satellite radio
  • The Civic Si has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Cost - vs 10.0
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Civic Si's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Safety Features

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Lancer Evolution SE has a good number of airbags, but the Civic Si is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Lancer Evolution SE; optional upgrade on the Civic Si
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Horsepower 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 201 HP @ 7,000 RPM The Lancer Evolution SE is fairly powerful, but the Civic Si is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the Lancer Evolution SE's semi-automatic transmission and the Civic Si's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Lancer Evolution SE comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Civic Si
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The Lancer Evolution SE's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.3 lb/hp vs 14.4 lb/hp The Lancer Evolution SE is a sporty car, while the Civic Si is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Lancer Evolution SE's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Civic Si is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 35.4 ft The Civic Si is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Lancer Evolution SE is quite bad

Practicality

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 319 miles vs 409 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 6.9 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3 The Civic Si has OK cargo room, while the Lancer Evolution SE has very little
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3 The Lancer Evolution SE has roomy front seats, but the Civic Si is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the Lancer Evolution SE, but the Civic Si's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The Lancer Evolution SE has a good number of cupholders, but the Civic Si is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Number of speakers 6 vs 7 The Civic Si has an OK number of speakers, while the Lancer Evolution SE has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Civic Si's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The Lancer Evolution SE has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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MSRP $36,550 vs $24,475 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 22 mpg The Civic Si has OK city mileage, while the Lancer Evolution SE is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles Unknown vs 36,000 mile
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basic warranty years Unknown vs 3 year

Road Tests

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution SE
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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0-60 mph 4.5 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 112 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 13.3 s @ 103 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.93 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 144 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE 2012 Honda Civic EX Lancer Evolution SE vs Civic EX
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE 2012 Honda Civic EX-L Lancer Evolution SE vs Civic EX-L
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2012 Honda Civic Si 2012 Audi A3 Premium Civic Si vs A3 Premium
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Acura TSX Civic Si vs TSX
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Volkswagen Golf Civic Si vs Golf
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Civic Si vs Genesis Coupe 2.0T

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