2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

Find Another Mitsubishi Mirage
$12,995-$16,495
$12,712-$16,135
35 CITY / 42 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

Overview

The newly revised front-drive, sub-compact is minimalism on wheels, with smart, basic transportation in mind.

The Mirage is offered in two models, a 5-door hatch and a 4-door sedan, which Mitsubishi calls the Mirage G4. Both are available in ES and SE trims, while the hatch can be had in a top-of-the-line GT trim. All are powered by an all-aluminum 1.2L 3-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower and 74 ft-lb of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, but for $1,200 more the Mirage can be ordered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). When equipped with the CVT, the Mirage offers an impressive fuel economy rating of 37 mpg city and 43 mpg highway. Mitsubishi claims that no other non-hybrid car can top it.

The Mirage rides on 14-inch wheels, which are steel on the ES, the SE hatchback gets alloy wheels while the SE sedan and GT get 15" alloy upgrades. Braking is courtesy of front ventilated discs and rear drums, and the little car's nimble urban handling is courtesy of MacPherson-type struts in front and a torsion beam in back. At a mere 149 inches long, the Mirage hatchback has a turning radius of just over 15 feet, allowing for near-effortless parking lot maneuverability.

The basic Mirage starts at $12,995, making it one of the least expensive new cars available in the US. At this miniscule price, its standard feature list comes off pretty impressively equipped for "basic transportation:" auto-off halogen headlights, power-adjustable mirrors, remote keyless entry, power locks and power windows with driver's side auto up/down, a 4-speaker, 140-watt CD/MP3 audio system with USB port, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, 60/40 split-fold rear seat, stability and traction control and seven airbags.

The SE adds Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, proximity entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls.

The Mirage offers a range of accessories that allow buyers to upgrade their Mirage with Rockford Fosgate audio, remote start and a parking assist system.

Advertisement

J.D. Power Ratings

Initial Quality Study
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality - Design?
Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Style?
Comfort?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Overall Performance and Design?
Performance?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Latest Mitsubishi Articles:

Mitsubishi Motors continues to gain traction in the compact SUV segment with the debut of a third SUV—the 2018 Eclipse Cross at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Under new ownership by Nissan Motor, Mitsubishi is regrouping for 2018. The aged Lancer compact sedan and odd i-MiEV electric car are cancelled, leaving the Mirage hatchback and sedan, Outlander Sport, and the Outlander in the lineup.
Mitsubishi has decided to stop selling the Lancer, so the company will rely upon the Mirage, Outlander, Outlander Sport, and the new 2018 Eclipse Cross to forge a path forward.
Mitsubishi enthusiasts continue to mourn the passing of the iconic Lancer Evolution while few consumers appear to have noticed the return of the Mirage subcompact, now in roomier sedan flavor. Find out what else is new for Mitsubishi's 2017 model lineup...
This week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled a futuristic, racy-looking eX Concept compact SUV that features a profile inspired by what the Japanese automaker calls “shooting brakes.”
For 2016, Mitsubishi is introducing what it calls “Dynamic Shield” design language, which has been used on a redone Mirage and the Outlander SUV, along with the Outlander Sport, its best-selling model. We have the details on what's new for every 2016 Mitsubishi model.
For 2015, Mitsubishi soldiers on with a lineup that consists of the compact 3-cylinder-powered Mirage, Lancer sedan, Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers, and the soon-to-be-discontinued Lancer Evolution. Find out what's new for each 2015 Mitsubishi model...
Though suffering from dismal sales, Mitsubishi continues to fight for its piece of the U.S. auto market. Find out what's new for the entire Mitsubishi lineup for the 2014 model year.
An icon in its own right, the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a high-performance variant of the Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan. Here are 5 fast facts about the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was one of the first modern electric cars to go on sale when it arrived for the 2012 model year. Here are 5 fast facts about the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.