2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Mirage does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating5.9 / 10
We'll get straight to the point: The main reason to consider buying a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is its inexpensive price. When new, it's one of the cheapest cars you can buy. If you're on a tight budget, the Mirage represents a viable new-car option that also gets you the warranty and financing benefits that come with it. Just know that you're also getting one of the least appealing cars to drive right now. It's slow, uncomfortable and unrefined.
If your budget allows, we suggest going with more practical and desirable subcompact hatchbacks, such as the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. The Mirage may be inexpensive, but rivals still offer more car for the money.
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage configurations
The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is a four-door, five-passenger compact hatchback offered in three trim levels: ES, SE and GT. Moving up through the trims provides additional convenience and style-related features. Every Mirage comes with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. The ES and SE trim levels give you the choice between a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the GT is exclusively available with the CVT.
Standard features for the base Mirage ES trim include 14-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port.
The Mirage SE adds alloy wheels, foglights, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. On the SE, Mitsubishi also replaces the ES' touchscreen with a slightly smaller 6.5-inch screen that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
If you go with the range-topping GT, you'll get 15-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights and heated front seats.
Notable options for the Mirage include front and rear parking sensors, remote engine start and a six-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (1.2L inline-3 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Mitsubishi Mirage has received some revisions, including refreshed exterior bodywork, new interior materials, optional smartphone integration, revised suspension tuning and engine power. Our findings remain broadly applicable to the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage, however.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use6.5
Getting in/getting out7.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
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.
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage for Sale
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: Mirage Hatchback. 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.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 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.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
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 $2,611 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,611 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,879.
The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is14.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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 $2,259 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,259 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,731.
The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is13.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 6 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
Which 2018 Mitsubishi Mirages are available in my area?
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.
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