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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage review

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Mitsubishi Mirage highlights

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Pros

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Affordable purchase price
  • Surprisingly good ride quality

Cons

  • Slow and low-powered engine
  • High noise level in the cabin
  • Uncomfortable interior

Mileage (EPA estimate)

33 city, 41 highway, 36 combined

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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage pairs a low purchase price with high fuel economy

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a subcompact hatchback that is known for its affordability and its excellent fuel economy. The trade-off is that superior fuel economy means very little engine power, and affordability means a less comfortable interior. The Mirage is one of the last true ultra-economy cars on the market. If you’re shopping for a 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage, you should also look at competitors such as the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, or the Chevrolet Spark.

Mitsubishi last updated the Mirage in 2019, adding some current driver-assistance technology and a contemporary front end. As a result, the 2022 Mirage looks up-to-date and offers a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®.

2022 is the last year in which Mitsubishi offered a manual transmission in the Mirage. So if you want to shift your own gears, the 2022 Mirage is the one for you. Also, 2022 is the first year for the Black Edition, which gives the Mirage a little more style.

All Mitsubishi Mirage years

What is new for the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage?

  • The Mirage is available in a new trim called the Black Edition.
  • The Carbonite Edition trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • The SE trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage trims

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ES:

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

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SE:

Black Edition:

Mitsubishi Mirage photos

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

What We Like

Affordable car: The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most affordable vehicles on the market. If you need a reliable car on the strictest budget, the Mirage offers some of the most wallet-friendly prices with low mileage and newer model years.

Ride quality: The Mirage has a surprisingly comfortable ride around town, bucking the trend for small, inexpensive cars. We are impressed by the way this little car sails over humps and bumps, rarely upsetting passengers..

Fuel economy: According to the EPA, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage returns 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission, or up to 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway when equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission.

This makes the Mirage one of the most fuel-efficient gas-powered economy cars on the market.

What Needs Improvement

Interior noise and comfort: To get the low price point and high fuel economy, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage doesn’t have much insulation. That means there’s a lot of road noise and engine noise in the cabin. Also, the cabin tends to be very basic and not very comfortable.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

3 customer reviews
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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

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
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • 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

151.4"

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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