Compare 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2014 Scion iQ

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
2014 Scion iQ
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4-Door HB Manual DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual DE 34 42 $12,712 $12,995
4-Door HB CVT DE 37 44 $13,690 $13,995
4-Door HB Manual ES 34 42 $13,886 $14,195
4-Door HB CVT ES 37 44 $14,864 $15,195
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,882 $15,665
3-Door HB 10 Series 36 37 $16,958 $17,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,712
$14,882
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,995
$15,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$217 / month
$261 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback is larger than a minicar, smaller than a subcompact, but offers practical transport at a low price--and the highest non-hybrid gas mileage of any car sold--at the cost of weak acceleration and sloppy handling. The 2014 Scion iQ is perfect for city dwellers with really tough on-street parking; for everyone else, it's more of a statement about minimalism.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
48.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34 28.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49 33.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.1 73.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.7 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
96.5 78.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
65.6 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
56.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
148.8 120.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47 16.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.2 3.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7 7.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7 7.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 8.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 26.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P165/65SR14 P175/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P165/65SR14 P175/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1973 2127
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 X 4.5 16 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 X 4.5 16 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
74 @ 4000 89 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.2 L/73 1.3 L/81
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
74 @ 6000 94 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 37
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 -
Trans Type
5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Mirage Scion iQ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 (Est) 4.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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