2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
Save up to $4,627
MSRP range
$13,395 - $16,595

Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy with CVT
  • One of the least expensive cars on sale
  • High level of warranty coverage

Cons

  • Low-buck interior, even for this class of car
  • Excessive road noise at highway speeds
  • Rough and noisy engine
  • Acceleration is very slow
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage.

Love my silver bullet
KECIA TODD , 4/5/2018
I purchased my Mitsubishi Mirage in December 2017. I have already put 3600 miles on the car driving back-and-forth to the grandkids house. It has enough horsepower to keep up with other cars on the road and to pass when necessary. The interior of the car has ample space in the front seat and even seems larger then some full-size cars. I can park in tight parking spots and turn on a dime. I only have two issues with this car, one is there are no little pockets to put things in and the back up camera is not as clear as it should be. All in all I love this car and I think it’s fun to drive. If you’re looking for a small car with excellent gas mileage (41 highway 39 city) this car is for you.
Best Value
Jake, 2/19/2018
Bought a 2018 Mirage 5speed in November of 2017 for $9988 plus tax/license. After 3,000 miles I consider it the best small car on the road for these reasons: The 3 cylinder engine has been around for decades and is both refined and powerful for its size. The car easily keeps up with traffic and holds 65mphon the highway with two adults at 3400 rpm, which is about half throttle. Engine red line is 6,500rpm. The interior is spacious and comfortable and the ride is surprisingly smooth. Handling is nimble and secure at legal speeds and interior noise is low to moderate. The car has bluetooth/USB and touchscreen controls, although I mostly use the manual controls and just listen to the radio using the steering wheel mounted buttons. It has power locks/windows and numerous airbags, and even a backup camera, which seems a little unnecessary to me. Using the heater all winter( which runs the compressor and lowers mileage) I have averaged 43mpg in general driving and 45mpg highway. On warmer days when no heat was needed the mileage went up so that one tankful averaged 49mpg. This is phenomenal for a non hybrid car. My wife had a 2012 Prius C and this car has a similar 'feel' and fuel efficiency for $10,000 less. My only complaints-and these are minor-is that the manual transmission is a little 'notchy' at first and requires some practice to shift smoothly. (The gear ratios, however, are Perfectly spaced for the engine and allow the car to cruise most roads at under 3,000rpm. The little engine is NOT straining as one would expect, rather has a smooth, torquey power band.) The only other minor flaw is that the windows tend to fog up a little unless the fan is on. This will not be a problem in summer. This car has a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and 7 years rust through protection with a 5 year roadside assistance. It is solid all around transportation that is fun to drive-not in a Mazda Miata way- rather in a perky small car easy to drive way.My advice is to IGNORE the 'experts' and test drive this car! For the price of a used car like a Honda Fit you will have a great little car with a fantastic warranty.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$14,595
MPG
37 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$16,095
MPG
37 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$13,395
MPG
33 city / 41 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$16,595
MPG
37 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Mirage safety features:

Rearview Camera
Displays a view of what's behind the Mirage when you engage reverse gear.
Hill Start Assist
Prevents rolling back when starting off on a hill. The car behind you, and your rear bumper, will love it.
Active Stability Control
Helps maintain car control during emergency maneuvers.

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

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More about the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is a subcompact car meant for the city. It features four doors, a hatchback design and seating for five. The Mirage's claim to fame is its ultra-low price, but you'll be sacrificing power and refinement in the process.

The Mirage is available in three trims, ES, SE and GT. They all share the same 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine (78 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque) and body, but they feature increasing degrees of convenience and style equipment. The Mirage ES has 14-inch wheels plus automatic headlights, LED taillights, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB input.

If you've got a little more to spend, the Mirage SE also comes with foglights, keyless entry and push-button start, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and upgraded interior accents. Finally, the top trim Mirage GT gets larger 15-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights and heated front seats.

The above is a pleasing amount of features for the money. The rest of the Mirage, though, may leave you wanting more. Head out on a test drive and you can't help but notice the wheezy acceleration, bumpy ride and unsettled handling. Furthermore, the cabin environment isn't especially pleasant. There's a lot of engine noise no matter how fast you're going, and most of the interior materials are low in quality even for this fairly thrifty segment.

But should the Mirage's long warranty coverage, small size and high fuel economy be good enough, look no further than Edmunds to help you configure and find the perfect one for you.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Overview

The 2018 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), ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl 5M), and GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Mirage 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 2018 Mirage.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage?
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,490. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $4,627 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,627 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$12,863.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is26.5% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,990. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $4,486 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,486 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$12,505.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is26.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,490. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $4,404 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,404 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$11,086.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is28.4% below the MSRP.

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