Let’s face it: if you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to reinforce your pre-existing opinion about the Mitsubishi EVO vs. Subaru Impreza WRX STI argument.
But if you already own or have owned an Impreza in the past, and are wondering whether you might want to switch camps during your next car purchase, here are a few reasons why we think you probably should:
The EVO Looks Better
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s hard to argue when every beholder agrees on the same thing. The EVO is more understated, well-proportioned, and streamlined than the STI. Its bonnet scoop doesn’t just look better, either: it’s also more convenient, because it actually lets you see ahead!
The EVO Sounds Better
The STI sounds like it is constantly misfiring, as though it had an odd, fast-paced cough. By comparison, the EVO is buttery-smooth, low, and grumbly. It lets you and everyone know that you’re driving a fast car. Meanwhile, the STI lets everyone know that you’re the annoying blockhead who keeps everyone awake at night with that necessary aftermarket exhaust.
The EVO Handles Better
Even though the STI dominates the world of rally racing, that hasn’t translated into superior handling dynamics in the road car. The EVO’s Super All Wheel Control system is simply stunning, making it easy to take corners at speeds we thought previously impossible at Mountaineer Mitsubishi!by