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Boasting a low starting price and impressive fuel efficiency, the Mirage is the entry point to the Mitsubishi lineup. The compact four-door hatchback remains primarily unchanged for the 2018 model year, with the only updates coming to the base-level ES trim, which gets a larger 7-inch display screen, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a rearview camera. In addition to the ES, Mitsubishi offers the Mirage in SE and GT trim levels. All trims feature the same 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, which delivers a paltry 78 horsepower. While there is a sacrifice in performance, the Mirage does shine when it comes to fuel economy. Its EPA estimate is an impressive 43 mpg on the highway, making the small Mitsubishi the most fuel-efficient non-electrified model in America. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle 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 fueleconomy.gov. Aside from price and fuel efficiency, the Mirage feels very basic, with a budget-minded interior and noisy cabin. As one of the lowest-powered new vehicles in America, the Mirage lacks the performance level of its competitors, such as the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, and Honda Fit.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 41.7"/R 34"
F 39.1"/R 37.3"
Fuel economy: Rated at 39 mpg combined by the EPA with the optional continuously variable transmission, fuel economy is one of the Mirage's high points and the small car is the most efficient in its class.
Utility: The Mirage provides a reasonable level of utility—more so than some of its competitors—with 17.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats. The rear seats are split and easily fold flat to increase the total cargo area to 47 cubic feet, with plenty of room to accommodate some larger items. Storage space in the cabin is less impressive, with no standard center console storage and little bin space for smaller items.
Technology: Mitsubishi added a larger 7-inch display screen to the base-level ES trim for 2018, but oddly enough, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity requires upgrading to the smaller 6.5-inch screen. With either display, navigation is not available—in-car directions require a smartphone connection. Bluetooth connectivity is standard across the board, and there are steering wheel controls for audio and communications.
Comfort: The Mirage's cabin is very noisy, with a loud engine that sounds rough at idle and considerable road noise at speed. There seems to be a complete lack of sound deadening, and there are some noticeable rattles when the pavement gets rough. The front seats are relatively comfortable, with decent legroom and headroom, but rear passengers will find the space cramped, especially for adults.
4.4 out of 55 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Mitsubishi Mirage an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mitsubishi Mirage 13th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Mitsubishi Mirage
The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Mitsubishi Mirage received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Mitsubishi Mirage as 12 out of 24 among Subcompact Car
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Here is what's new for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage: