A tuner you can buy right off the dealer lot, Lancer Evolution is built for those who care about performance and little else. Wearing the same compact sedan body since 2008, the Evolution isn't particularly sexy or refined -- as if that matters given its price-to-performance ratio.
The Evolution carries a turbo 2-liter with 291 horsepower matched to an automated dual-clutch manual transmission. Zero to 60 mph comes in just under 5 seconds. A firm suspension setup and standard all-wheel drive provide ultra-athletic handling on par with sports cars costing thousands more. All told, the Evolution is wildly entertaining, even if it's a little too brutish for most drivers.