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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Mitsubishi Mirage highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Low starting price
  • Good warranty coverage

Cons

  • Slow acceleration
  • Excessive road noise
  • Cheap interior

Mileage (EPA estimate)

33 city, 41 highway, 36 combined

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The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage is a fuel-efficient, low-priced four-door hatchback

With a low starting price—one of the lowest in America—the Mirage resides at the entry point into the Mitsubishi lineup. The compact four-door hatchback comes into the 2019 model year with no changes to exterior styling. However, the small Mirage added standard features for 2019, including cruise control and a driver's seat height adjuster. Mitsubishi has also added a new LE trim with 15-inch black-finish alloy wheels, heated front seats, and red interior accents. The Mirage's most significant appeal comes in its low price and impressive fuel economy. Rated at 39 mpg combined, the small Mitsubishi achieves the best fuel economy of any non-electrified model in the U.S. 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. There are sacrifices made to come in at such a low price—features are limited, and the trim materials feel very basic, even when compared to other models in this class, like the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, or Kia Rio. Performance is also lacking, with power coming from a tiny three-cylinder engine.

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What is new for the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage?

  • The Mirage is available in a variety of new trims, including the LE and RF.
  • The ES trim now comes with Cruise Control as standard equipment.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage trims

Curious how Mitsubishi Mirage trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

ES:

  • 78-hp, 74-lb-ft of torque 1.2L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera

RF:

  • Includes all features available on the ES
  • Alloy Wheels
  • CD Audio

LE:

SE:

GT:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

What We Like

Fuel economy: One of the Mirage's top features is its fuel economy. According to the EPA, the small hatchback is rated at 39 mpg combined, the best in its class.

Fuel economy does drop slightly with the manual transmission. Unfortunately, that fuel economy comes at a performance cost: The Mirage's tiny three-cylinder engine puts out a meager 78 horsepower.

Utility: With 17.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats, the Mirage provides a reasonable level of utility—more so than some of its competitors, like the Ford Fiesta or Toyota Yaris. Rear seats are split and they fold—when laid flat, the space expands to 47 cubic feet, enough to accommodate larger items. Storage space in the cabin is less impressive, with very little room for personal items.

Technology: Mitsubishi offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility for the Mirage, a feature not always found on cars costing considerably more. The infotainment system displays on a relatively small 6.5-inch touchscreen display. A larger screen on the base ES trim is not available with the phone integration. Navigation is unavailable, but smartphone integration takes care of this issue. An available Rockford Fosgate sound system brings surprisingly good audio performance.

What Needs Improvement

Comfort: The front seats offer very little support and are not terribly comfortable, leading to driver fatigue after just a short time behind the wheel. Legroom for rear passengers is tight, although shoulder room is reasonable. Interior noise is almost intolerable, with considerable vibration and noise from the engine and noticeable wind noise at moderate speeds.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.1 out of 5

8 customer reviews
The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage is a small car that gets great gas mileage. Customers like the roomy interior and the easy to use features. Based on customer reviews, the Mirage is a fun little car with good fuel economy for daily driving in town or weekend getaways.
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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

LE 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
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.2L

Horsepower

78

Torque (ft-lbs)

74

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

9.2

Wheelbase

96.5"

Overall length

149.4"

Width

65.6"

Height

59.4"

Leg room

F 41.7"/R 34.2"

Head room

F 39"/R 37.2"

Front tires

P175/55SR15

Rear tires

P175/55SR15

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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