After a yearlong hiatus, the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback has returned for 2017. You might think that taking a year off would have brought the Mirage back refreshed, energized and ready to compete with segment rivals. In this case, you'd be mistaken.
The introduction of the Mirage in 2014 gave Mitsubishi the second best-selling vehicle in their lineup, but sales were lackluster compared to their competitors in the subcompact segment. Mitsubishi decided to take a step back, and returned for 2017 with a host of new upgrades that it hoped would make the Mirage more competitive in its class. While the current upgrades have improved on the previous version of the Mirage, they still aren't enough to compete with their rivals.
A 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine powers the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback, producing 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. The two lower trim levels (the ES and the SE) offer a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT, while the highest trim level (the GT) only comes with the CVT. Edmunds has yet to test the new 2017 Mirage, but the 4-hp increase from the 2015 version isn't expected to make a substantial difference in performance. Other mechanical upgrades include larger brakes, revised suspension tuning, and hill-start assist for the manual transmission version.
The four-door, five-passenger Mirage received updated exterior and interior features for 2017 as well. Exterior improvements include beefier front and rear bumpers, along with revamped headlights and taillights. Peek inside and you'll find a new steering wheel, along with easily accessible controls and multiple technology features including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. Though the interior has improved for 2017, the Mirage misses the mark with limited rear headroom and shoulder room, an unforgiving rear bench seat and unattractive, low-quality materials.
Once you get on the road in the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, you may encounter additional less-than-endearing qualities. While it's easy to handle around town, highway driving requires much more attention and input. Acceleration is sluggish, and excessive engine compartment noise grows tiresome quickly.
Driving distractions aside, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has impressive fuel economy. The five-speed manual gets an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined (33 city/41 highway), and the CVT gets an estimated 39 mpg combined (37 city/43 highway). The fuel economy of the CVT is certainly notable for a non-hybrid vehicle.
If you're looking for a fuel-efficient subcompact hatchback at an affordable price, the Mirage may end up on your short list. Let Edmunds help you find the right 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback for you.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Overview
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT), SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT), and GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT). Mirage models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Mirage comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 Mirage comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.
Is the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage a good car? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Mirage featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Vehicle ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl 5M)
Review Great little economical car that can't be beat for the price. I've been averaging 48mpg and have even reached 52mpg at times. It's not a luxury car but has everything I need. I mostly drive it in a mountainous area and find that braking and acceleration are plenty adequate. Don't listen to the professional reviews unless you are looking for a sports car. For an everyday driver, this car is perfect for me. Update: Still loving this car. 7,000 miles and just had first oil change. No complaints so far. Still getting great gas mileage. Averaging 46mpg with mixed driving and mountainous terrain. Yes, it can be a little slow to accelerate up hills but I've never had any issue in traffic.
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Is the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage safe? The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.