‘Round about the middle of November, there was a collective sigh of disappointment when Subaru’s next-gen STi met a $1,500 price jump, rising to about $35K.

I guess that leads us to a collective groan when the price of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X jumps $5,321. The good news for Evo fans? Their rally-rocket is still cheaper than the STi. The bad news? The Evo X MR is an extra $5,000, although it’ll save you 1mpg in city driving.

Read more about the new Evo X’s performance here, or check out the Subaru pricing post here. By the way, there are reports saying that Mitsubishi hopes to be able to lower those prices by about $1,000.