The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage


The new Mitsubishi Mirage is just a basic subcompact car that is good for getting you from point A to point B very cheaply. It is a surprisingly safe car to drive, comes with a decent infotainment system and is also very fuel efficient. It is one of the most inexpensive cars available, but it should be cheaper. If you are looking for cheap, reliable transportation, you might want to take a look at the Mirage. But, there are much better cars available for about the same price tag. Here are the answers to some of the questions you might have about the new Mirage. And a few suggestions for other cars that you should consider.

1

Did Mitsubishi make any big changes to the 2018 Mirage?

They didn't make any big changes to the 2018 model. It got quite a few updates last year, so this year Mitsubishi only made some minor changes. A 6.5" or 7" touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, audio and Bluetooth controls on the steering wheel and a rearview camera are now standard in the 2018 Mirage. They moved the USB port to the center console. The Mitsubishi G4 sedan has been given a trunk passthrough which is standard on all trims. The passthrough allows you to access the trunk from inside the car.

2

Is the 2018 Mirage a hatchback or sedan?

It is both. The Mirage is a hatchback. The Mirage G4 is a sedan.

3

How many trims are available for the Mirage?

The Mirage G4 is available in ES and SE trims. The hatchback is available in ES, SE and GT trims.

4

Is the Mirage roomy enough to haul lots of cargo?

The Mirage G4 has 12.3 cubic feet of space in the trunk. The passthrough makes it easier to haul longer items, but the back seat is not especially roomy. If you need more cargo space to haul stuff, go with the Mirage hatchback. It has 17.2 cubic feet of area behind the seats. If you fold the back seat flat, you get 47 cubic feet. That is actually quite a bit for a subcompact hatchback.

5

How many people can fit in the new Mirage?

Five people can fit in the new Mirage, including the driver. It is not spacious, though. Average-sized adults will not be able to ride comfortably in the back seat. Both the hatchback and G4 only have cloth upholstery. The seats aren't especially comfortable or well-padded, but the higher trim levels come with heated front seats.

6

How much does a 2018 Mirage cost?

MSRP for the 2018 Mirage G4 ES starts at $14,395 if you get the 5-speed manual transmission and $15,595 if you opt for the Continuously Variable Transmission. The G4 SE is only available with the CVT and has a starting price of $17,095.

A 2018 Mirage hatchback ES with a 5-speed manual transmission starts out at $13,395. The ES with a CVT has a base MSRP of $14,595. The hatchback SE, which is only available with a CVT, has a base price of $16,095. The hatchback GT, also only available with a CVT, starts out at $16,595.

7

How many miles per gallon of gas does the Mirage get?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most fuel-efficient gas-powered small cars on the market. If you opt for the CVT, you can expect to get 35-37 mpg in the city and 41-43 mpg on the highway. A Mirage with a manual transmission gets 33 mpg in the city and 40-41 mpg on the highway.

8

What kind of infotainment system does a 2018 Mirage have?

All Mirage models come with the new standard infotainment features in an easy-to-use system. All trim levels also come with a four-speaker stereo system and an AM/FM/Digital HD Radio or AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system. Higher trims come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.

9

Is there a better subcompact car than the 2018 Mirage?

Yes, actually most subcompact cars are better than the Mirage. It is cheap, loud, doesn't handle well and does not accelerate quickly. Two notable positive attributes are its steering capabilities and its good brakes. The sedan rides better than the hatchback, but it still isn't a great car to drive around. If you just need an economy car to scoot around town in a few times a week, it will do the job very inexpensively. If you need a good car for your daily commute to work and weekend trips, most subcompact cars will be preferable.

The Honda Fit, Kia Rio and Ford Fiesta, for example, are much better vehicles for just about the same price. They all have room for five people. The Fit gets 29-33 mpg in the city and 36-40 mpg on the highway. It costs between $16,000 and $21,000. The Rio costs the same as a Mirage, but it is a much better car. MSRP on the Rio ranges from $13,900 to $18,700, and it gets 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Fiesta also costs about the same, with base prices ranging from $14,115 to $21,195, but, again, it is a much better car that is actually fun to drive. It gets 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

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