Gas mileage, as expected, is a highlight. In fact, the Mirage has earned the highest fuel-economy rating of any gas-engine non-hybrid car. With the CVT, the hatchback is EPA-rated at 37/43 mpg City/Highway or 39 mpg Combined.
After launching as a 2014 model, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact has fresh look and several added features. Appearance revisions for 2017 include a new grille and bumpers. Headlights and foglamps have changed, with new wheels and a rear spoiler. Mitsubishi claims handling has improved courtesy of a stiffened suspension. Seat materials also have been upgraded.
Mirage RF includes air conditioning, keyless entry, steel wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback, 14-inch steel wheels, a tuned Rockford Fosgate audio system and a few unique styling elements.
Hatchbacks provide surprising space for four adults, though adding a fifth would be quite a squeeze. The front cushions are somewhat short, but the seats are quite comfortable. They're also better bolstered than some competitors. Hard plastic dominates the straightforward cabin. As in many small economy cars, materials are simple and basic. The simple instrument cluster contains a big speedometer, gas gauge, and small tachometer. Upper trim levels benefit from higher-contrast gauges. Large audio and climate-control knobs are intuitive. Cargo space is ample for a small hatchback: 17.2 cubic feet with back seatback upright, growing to 47 cubic feet with that seat folded.