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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage may offer some of the best fuel economy you can find in a non-hybrid car, but it’s not as rewarding to drive as most other small cars on the market. It’s one of the two smallest five-door hatchbacks sold in the U.S.–smaller even than a subcompact–but dimensionally, it’s larger than a minicar.
Looking at the Mirage, about the best you can say is that the design is inoffensive. There’s a reason for the bland, characterless front end: aerodynamics, meaning that the rounded nose smooths the little car’s path through the air and uses very little fuel to do it. The rest of the car’s design is generic small hatchback, perhaps with a hint of last-generation Nissan Versa at the rear.
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The Mitsubishi Mirage is offered in just two trim levels: the base DE and the better equipped ES. Beside the standard automatic climate control, all Mirages have power locks, windows, and mirrors; a 60/40 split folding rear seat back (although it doesn’t fold flat); and variable intermittent wipers. The AM/FMCD audio system has a USB port, an auxiliary input jack, and there’s a 12-volt power outlet in the console. Standard steel wheels are fitted with silver plastic wheel covers.
Starting at $12,995 (plus a $795 delivery fee, mandatory on all models), the Mirage DE comes standard with automatic climate control; power windows, locks, and mirrors; variable intermittent wipers; and a 60/40 split folding rear seat back. The standard audio system has AM, FM, and a CD player, plus an audio input jack, a USB port, and a 12-Volt power outlet. The steel wheels are fitted with plastic wheel covers.
Other trim and customization options for the 2015 Mirage include a $695 appearance package that adds lower body skirts for the front, sides, and rear of the car, a $450 parking assist option with front and rear sensors, and LED interior lighting for $185. All told, Mitsubishi says it will be very hard to spend more than $16,000 (plus delivery) on even the most lavishly-optioned Mirage.
The inside is likewise more grown-up with a two-tone treatment, making the cabin look more elegant and spacious. There’s more leg and shoulder room at the rear. Both models share the same dashboard, and the GLS gets a leather-wrapped tiller. The seats and door panels are garbed in tan fabric and plastic. Typical in this class are the hard plastics, yet the Mirage doesn’t feel cheap. Silver accents and a piano-black finish center console give the cabin a more expensive feel. A minor downside is the lack of a vanity mirror on the passenger side, which female occupants particularly look for. Then again, Mitsubishi probably expects women to be driving this car.
Mitsubishi says the Mirage is shaped like a teardrop, with the five-door hatchback’s roof and upper body narrowing slightly toward the rear. We saw a hint of the last-generation Nissan Versa hatchback in the tailgate shape and rear lights. Like most very small cars, the Mirage is tall for its length, and the tiny 165/65 tires on 14-inch wheels look much too small for the car. The front wheels are also set deep into the wheelwells, which exacerbates their small size.
Inside, the Mirage is straightforward if plain. Interior surfaces are all hard plastic, and it’s even lacking soft touch materials where elbows land on the door arm-rests. The textures are good, though, so the interior feels suited to the $13,000 price. The black cloth seat upholstery is shot through with purple threads to form a tight check pattern, which comes off far better than it may sound.
The 2015 Mirage is a nimble urban warrior, though. Its turning circle is a minimal 30.2 feet, so it can make U-turns into parking spaces across the street with ease.
The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is not a fast or powerful car. It comes with just one engine, a 1.2-liter three-cylinder that puts out 74 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. That puts it among the least powerful cars sold in the U.S., in the same category as the Smart ForTwo (at 70 hp). Even the Scion iQ has 94 hp; the Fiat 500 offers 101 hp, and if you move up the price scale to hybrids, the Toyota Prius C powertrain is rated at 99 hp and the Honda Insight at 98 hp.
The Mirage offers two transmissions: a five-speed manual gearbox or, for $1,000 more, a new and very compact continuously variable transmission (CVT) that delivers the highest gas-mileage ratings. The CVT has a wider range (7.3 to 1) between its lowest and highest ratios than most, because its belt drive is supplemented by a small two-speed gearbox that’s part of the unit.
The Mirage is also, however, a remarkably light car. Mitsubishi put enormous effort into weight reduction in every facet of the car ,and the results are remarkable: This five-door car with seats for four adults has a curb weight of 1,973 pounds in its most minimal form, rising only to 2,051 fully loaded. It’s a remarkable achievement; the Smart ForTwo weighs 1,808 lbs, the Chevy Spark is 2,269 lbs, the Fiat 500 comes in at 2,363 lbs, and so forth.
The compact 1.2-liter three-cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine is primarily designed to be frugal. And it is. Around the city during the pre-holiday rush, the Mirage G4 yielded 8.3km/L to 9.5km/L. On SLEX one Sunday afternoon, we yielded a high of 24.2km/L, with the consumption reading lingering between 21.1km/L and 23km/L at 65kph to about 90kph.