Weaknesses: Mitsubishi Mirage 2015 is a very energy-efficient subcompact covered by an exceptional warranty 5-year / 100,000 km on the vehicle and 10 years / 160,000 km on the powertrain. Expect a typical Japanese reliability. It offers more colors that turn heads and a catchy base price.
Weaknesses: A bearing on dry pavement deterioration, noise from delivery wind, an engine that breaks the full acceleration earrings and a lack of amenities (including a center armrest) Mirage make less attractive. Later versions cost a bit too expensive compared to what the competition, while the exterior design is really not the best in the category.
Prices and consumption of the Mitsubishi Mirage 2015: Get your hands on a base Mirage ES only $ 12,498 or climb further up the ladder to buy ES Plus version to $ 13,798. There was also the SE at $ 15,998. In all cases, the addition of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) requires an additional $ 1,200. Note that Mitsubishi offers discount on the purchase to lower the price of the Mirage after the arrival of the Nissan Micra, which starts at less than $ 10,000.
In terms of consumption, you can expect an average of 6.4 L / 100 km with the manual transmission and 5.9 L / 100 km with the CVT.
Improvements and changes: Nothing major for 2015.
Powertrain of the Mitsubishi Mirage 2015: The little 3-cylinder MIVEC 1.2-liter under the hood of the Mitsubishi Mirage generates a meager power of 74 horses and as many foot-pounds of torque. As mentioned, manual 5-speed gearbox can be replaced by a CVT. The latter is accompanied by an Eco mode.
Loading volume: The tiny Mirage appears large enough to sit 5 people and carry 487 liters of luggage behind the rear seats.
Safety: Standard equipment includes seven airbags and body RISE (Reinforced security and advanced impact) exclusive to Mitsubishi. You also will drive with confidence knowing that ABS and EBD optimize your security, regardless of the road conditions. The cancellation of the acceleration system, assistance in emergency braking, stability control and traction control are also found standard on the Mirage. The CVT transmission models add a hill start assistance.
Competitor for the Mitsubishi Mirage 2015: Nissan Micra, Chevrolet Spark, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Scion iQ.