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About the Mitsubishi Mirage

Vehicle Summary

If you’re in the market for a compact hatchback sedan, you need to check out the Mitsubishi Mirage. The Mirage offers the excellent maneuverability and handling of a compact sedan with plenty of great features. Check out our overview of the 2014-2018 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback to find out more about its unique features, Mitsubishi Mirage specs, and trim options available from one model year to the next.

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2014 - Present Mitsubishi Mirage Trim Configurations

Technically, the Mitsubishi Mirage is in its sixth generation of production—as it first debuted as Mitsubishi's three-door hatchback sedan back in 1978. Production of the Mirage was sporadic, however, with its fifth generation of production ending in 2003. The sixth generation of the Mitsubishi Mirage was first made available in North America for the 2014 model year—and not surprisingly, there were some significant changes and redesigns when compared to the previous generation that had last been sold in 2003.

For the 2014 model year, for instance, some standard features include automatic climate control and keyless entry. And in terms of Mitsubishi Mirage gas mileage, its 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine with automatic transmission gets an estimated 39 mpg combined.1 For the Mitsubishi Mirage 2015, Mitsubishi did some refining by shortening the vehicle's radio antenna and adding some chrome features to the exterior. The ES trim saw some upgraded features, such as new upholstery and turn-signal repeaters on its side-view mirrors.

The Mitsubishi Mirage took a brief hiatus for the 2016 model year, but production picked back up for the Mitsubishi Mirage 2017. For this model year, there were notable changes that included redesigned headlights and taillights, a redesigned bumper, and different interior styling. From an engine standpoint, the horsepower on its 1.2-liter engine was ramped up slightly to 78 horsepower (compared to 74 horsepower previously). The 2017 model also offered new trim levels.

The Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 didn't see any significant changes or redesigns, though it does get some new standard features that include Bluetooth® connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen, and a rearview camera. In terms of Mitsubishi Mirage mpg, fuel economy has remained pretty consistent over its several years of sixth-generation production; the 2018 Mirage with 1.2-liter base engine also gets an estimated 39 mpg combined—the same as its 2014 version.1

2014-2015 Trims:

  • DE - 14-inch steel wheels, power accessories, a rear spoiler, and keyless entry
  • ES - upgraded alloy wheels, keyless entry/ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and upgraded interior trim. The ES also has an optional Navigation package available

2017-2018 Trims:

  • ES - 14-inch steel wheels, power accessories, four-speaker sound system, and AUX input
  • SE - upgraded alloy wheels, automatic climate control, 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, smartphone integration, and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • GT - larger 15-inch wheels, heated front seats, and upgraded headlights

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Mitsubishi Mirage an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Mitsubishi Mirage 12th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Mitsubishi Mirage is $444, compared to an average of $421 for Subcompact Cars and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Mitsubishi Mirage owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 0.8 times for Subcompact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 8% for the Mitsubishi Mirage, compared to an average of 8% for Subcompact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Mitsubishi Mirage

Overall Rating

4.1 out of 5 (44 reviews)

For the price, it's hard to beat

This car gets incredible gas mileage, but it comes at the price of power. You definitely aren't going to be impressing anyone when you put your foot down, but at 45 mpg it's hard to beat. Additionally, it's very no frills, when you kick up a rock and it hits the undercarriage it sounds like the whole thing might come apart. But again, for the price you won't find anything better to get you from a to b and back again.


  • Value: This car is the cheapest you'll find, and gets great gas mileage.
  • Fuel Economy: It has the best fuel economy of any gas engine on the market.
  • Cargo Space: It comes with a surprisingly large trunk for its size.


  • Cabin Noise: This is noisier than a large truck in cabin.
  • Power: There is no power to speak of.
  • Ride and Handling: This car, surprisingly for its size, handles more like a tank. It corners tightly, but it feels like you're turning the wheel all day to get there. Sharper maneuvering is at your own risk, it always feels as if it's about to flip over due to its light weight. I've would definitely suggest weighing it down if you have to drive in snow.

- Nathan Vertuca, 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

Really wish I could’ve got something else.

The only two things I like about the car is a little bigger space in the car and a louder speaker in the car. The car jumps every morning when it’s cold or if I’m at a complete stop. The car literally shakes. It does not auto lock. I cannot fix any settings for the car. Wish I could get another car or trade this in for a better quality car.


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- Imani Payton, 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

Great car! Gets you where you need to go.

This car is a perfect vehicle to get you from point a to point b. It doesn't get any awards for style or luxury, but when it comes to getting you where you need to go and at an affordable rate, it's a perfect 10. I purchased this car to replace my gas guzzling truck to drive me to and from college. Between the cruise control and the easy steering, this car makes a 2 1/2 hour commute every other weekend something to look forward to! And the price at the pump is a definite bonus!


  • Fuel Economy: Great gas mileage. Perfect for commuters.
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  • Safety: The small body makes for obvious safety issues.
  • Power: You get what you pay for when it comes to power here. But, it's powerful enough to drive as fast as any one would normally need to drive on the highway.
  • Cargo Space: Definitely a small car! Don't expect to pack much more than a suitcase in the trunk.

- Jacy Beck, 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.