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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Its Competition

 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
6.2
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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is one the smallest, most affordable cars sold in the U.S., but it's also more spacious than a traditional minicar.

It's much larger than the Smart ForTwo or Scion iQ, and less expensive than either.

The Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta are larger, but offer considerably worse fuel economy.

The Chevy Spark is the Mirage's closest competitor, but it's more attractive and better built, with more available technology.

The Spark should be the car that satisfies most shoppers, though the Mirage is hard to beat when it comes to price and fuel economy.

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6.2
/ 10
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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage smaller than a subcompact and larger than a minicar, but offers five-door hatchback versatility on the cheap–and the best fuel economy you'll find in a non-hybrid car. That comes at a price in performance, though.
6.8
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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark can actually seat four adults and manage frugal fuel economy; it's best of the minicars.
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The 2015 Fiesta lineup is proof that small cars don't have to be feature free, and you can even have a bit of fun while saving fuel.
8.0
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Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that.
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The 2014 Toyota Yaris is built for city commuting, but on highways it reveals some major weak spots.
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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.
MSRP From     
$12,995$12,270$14,455$14,100$14,430$15,665
Gas Mileage     
34 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy36 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-3Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door HB Manual DE5-Door HB Manual LS4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan S3-Door Liftback Manual L (TMC/CBU Plant) (Natl)3-Door HB (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
545554
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackSedanSedanHatchbackHatchback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
 
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