2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
Save up to $2,091
MSRP range
$12,995 - $16,495

Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy with CVT
  • One of the least expensive cars available
  • Generous warranty

Cons

  • Low-quality interior materials
  • Lots of road noise at highway speeds
  • Rough, chattering engine note
  • Acceleration is very sluggish, even by subcompact standards
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.

I love my 2017 Mirage!
Janaka, 5/16/2016
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.
Great little runabout.
Alex Schaf, 5/30/2016
Updates below. (May 30th, 2016) Don't just believe enthusiast reviews, do yourself a favor and text drive it for yourself. I live in Portland, which is full of hills and thick traffic. My Mirage has no problem keeping up and passing traffic. The interior has great fit and finish, and the Android Auto is awesome. It is much larger inside than the outside gives off. I am regularly getting over 44 mpg each tank. If you're looking for a race car look elsewhere, if you're looking for a great runabout, this is it. (December 13th, 2016) Here's a quick update after having for over 7 months and 8300 miles. I am still very happy with my purchase. There isn't a squeak or rattle to be heard. I attached a Curt hitch just so i could haul more with a hitch carrier. The interior, although Spartan but some standards, shows no sign of wear or tear. We just had a snow and ice storm and this little car got around so well it surpassed my expectations. I am originally from North Dakota, so I know my winter driving. It handles great. Now it has Dunlop Enaslaves 165-65-14 tires as standard equipment. The only other tires in this size are Bridgestone Potenza, so stick with those brands. They are LRR so mpg won't be affected, but switching to cheaper, more common tires will decrease mpg. The least amount of road friction fit this little 78 HP the better. I did swap out the rear springs for Volkswagen Beetle rear coils for a ride rear height and stiffer ride. Just a thought. Also, check out mirageforum dot com for many of us who love our Mirages. Great info and talk on there. Still appreciating this car's purpose everyday.
Thanks, Mitsubishi, for a Wisely-Designed Car
Keith Willmarth, 9/17/2016
So glad I didn’t read the dismissive reviews before I bought my 2017 Mirage ES. My response to “cons” in the Edmunds’ review: “acceleration sluggish”: Needn’t be. Slip into sporty gear and you’re abreast of the guzzlers. “rough, chattering engine note”: No. Are we talking about the same car? “lots of road noise at highway speeds”: I never noticed. “low quality interior materials”: Vague. The seats are exceptionally comfortable. Generous headroom, outstanding gas mileage, amazingly low price. Mitsubishi listened. How can this be rated a so-so car?
Try This Adorable Car for Yourself!
Zach, 10/4/2016
You cannot find a better car in its class for your money than the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage. While 78 horsepower sounds wimpy on paper, it's more than enough for what you're usually doing (driving to work, on freeways, around town, etc.). It's not like you were planning on towing an RV. Also, keep in mind that the Mirage is one of the lightest cars in its class, which lets it sail gloriously at speed. The interior is completely acceptable and if you want to improve it, there are wonderful seat covers available from independent vendors that will give you as much cushion as you need. My only reservation about the car is that it is a bit Mirror-Reliant due to the hatchback window being so small. Fortunately, the car also has one of tightest turning radiuses in its class, so it can maneuver through anything without trouble. Overall, I love this car! It's adorable and not a faceless blob!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$14,195
MPG
37 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$15,995
MPG
37 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$16,495
MPG
37 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$12,995
MPG
33 city / 41 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage for Sale

Mitsubishi Mirage 2017 SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
New 2017
Mitsubishi Mirage
SE
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
Edmunds Suggested Price$13,456
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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Contact King Buick GMC today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE. This Mitsubishi includes: CARGO PACKAGE *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Everyone hates the gas pump. Skip a few gas stations with this super fuel efficient MitsubishiMirage. More information about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: If your idea of basic transportation is a no-frills economy car with five doors, a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, the best non-hybrid fuel economy on the market, a base price under $13,000, and a fun color palette, then look no further than the Mitsubishi Mirage. With its diminutive size, the Mirage is quite nimble, allowing for excellent maneuverability in tight spaces. It also comes with a surprising array of tech options that include Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The Mirage may not win many drag races, but it will get everywhere it needs to go, and it will save money the whole way. This model sets itself apart with low starting price, strong standard tech features, terrific warranty, agile handling and maneuverability, and Excellent fuel economy

MSRP: $17,075

More about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback

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: . Available styles include ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT), SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT), GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT), ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl 5M), and SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl 5M).

What do people think of the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Mirage 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Mirage.

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage?
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,010. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $2,091 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is12.3% below the MSRP.

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