2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Mitsubishi Mirage highlights

Customer rating


  • Lets you go further between fill-ups
  • Compact maneuverability
  • Respectable cargo capacity


  • Intrusive engine and road noise
  • Hard plastic interior surfaces
  • Limited rear-seat head and shoulder room

Mileage (EPA estimate)

33 city, 41 highway, 36 combined

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A plucky hatchback many drivers love

Living small has its benefits. Much like having a cute studio apartment in the heart of the city, owning a small car can be pretty rewarding. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage blends a mix of hatchback practicality with a great subcompact layout to deliver seating for five, plus room for your stuff. With a small, but punchy, three-cylinder engine, and a great focus on getting more from a tank of gas, you can't go wrong with the Mirage.

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage trims

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  • Base model includes automatic headlights, LED taillights, 14-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, full power accessories, a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, USB, and auxiliary audio inputs, a tilt-only steering wheel, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

  • View all Mitsubishi Mirage ES in stock


  • Upgrades include a rearview camera, alloy wheels, fog lights, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, upgraded interior accents, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

  • View all Mitsubishi Mirage SE in stock


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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

1. Compact design

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review: 5 RTB #1 | CarMax

The flexibility of having a small car can really open up your options. Whether you're looking for that coveted parking space in the city or just want something small and nimble to help you through the commute, the 2017 Mirage delivers. The plucky little hatchback is only 149.4 inches long—an incredible 76 inches shorter than the latest Chevrolet Suburban SUV. That makes the Mirage an incredibly flexible little car for an urban lifestyle.

2. Ready for every day

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review: 5 RTB #2 | CarMax

Even though it is small, Mitsubishi engineered the Mirage to stand up to the day-to-day grind. As well as a solid build thanks to its patented cell structure, Mitsubishi loaded the Mirage with lots of the latest features to help give you peace of mind. These include four-wheel antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, traction control, and stability control. Plus there's an optional park assist package if you need a little bit of help navigating tight spaces.

3. Hatchback practicality

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review: 5 RTB #3 | CarMax

A summer road trip is always more fun when you can bring along plenty of stuff. Despite the Mirage's subcompact size, it has 17.2 cu ft of cargo space with all seats in place. Plus, with the seats folded down, capacity increases to 47 cu ft. So you can load your cooler and hiking gear into the 2017 Mirage and head off into the mountains for the weekend.

4. Focused on fuel

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review: 5 RTB #4 | CarMax

Your road trip shouldn't include loads of gas stops and a plucky three-cylinder engine helps you go longer between stops. All trim levels of the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage feature FWD and a 1.2L engine. Opt to row your own gears with the manual transmission and you'll get an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined.

Go with the automatic CVT transmission and you can expect an EPA-estimated 39 mpg combined.

5. You've got options

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review: 5 RTB #5 | CarMax

Buying a small car doesn't mean you should suffer from a lack of options. In addition to the great standard features on the Mirage, you'll also find a bunch of optional extras, too. So, if you want cool stuff like front and rear parking sensors, a bumping Rockford Fosgate® Premium Audio system (with 300-watt ecoPUNCH® amplifier and subwoofers), cargo mats and nets, and much more, there's a 2017 Mirage out there for you.

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Toyota Yaris

The subcompact hatchback Yaris is a great option if you need a city car. For the 2017–2019 model years, the Yaris comes with a standard 1.5L four-cylinder engine producing 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque powering the front wheels through a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Cargo capacity for the 2017–2019 Yaris with all seats in place is 15.3 cu ft. Standard features on 2017 and newer Toyota Yaris models include:

  • Automatic headlights and high-beam control

  • Power door locks and windows

  • Air-conditioning,

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen (seven-inch for 2019+)

  • Lane departure warning and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.7 out of 5

7 customer reviews
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is a great car for those who are looking for an economical compact car. Customers like the gas mileage and the fun to drive factor of the car. The Mirage also has heated seats, which customers love because it saves them from getting cold while driving in winter months.

RepairPal gave the Mitsubishi Mirage an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mitsubishi Mirage 7th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Mitsubishi Mirage features and specs

SE 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.7"/R 34"

Head room

F 39.1"/R 37.3"

Front tires


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More about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Available Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Infrared

  • Mercury Gray

  • Mystic Black

  • Pearl White

  • Sapphire Blue

  • Starlight Silver

  • Sunrise Orange (GT only)

  • Wine Red

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Light Gray

Interior details

All trim levels of the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage feature manually adjustable front bucket seats with cloth material, full power accessories, and a cloth 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Even though the Mirage is small, the interior volume is 103.3 cu ft. Meanwhile, rear passengers get a fairly generous 34.0 inches of legroom. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has 17.2 cu ft of cargo space with all seats in place and with the seats folded down, capacity increases to 47 cu ft.


The Mitsubishi Mirage comes with either a five-speed manual or an automatic CVT transmission, both of which send power to the front wheels. The manual transmission 2017 Mirage gets an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined, while the automatic CVT transmission gets an EPA-estimated 39 mpg combined.

Emissions Info

According to EPA estimates, the Mirage's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 237 grams per mile.

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