2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Its Competition

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

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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Quick Specs
6.2
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
The 2015 Chevrolet Spark can actually seat four adults and manage frugal fuel economy; it's best of the minicars.
7.6
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.
6.8
The 2015 Toyota Yaris gets an eye-catching new face, spruced-up interior trims, and a somewhat quieter interior, but it lags behind the current crop of U.S.-market subcompacts in many ways.
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The 2015 Scion iQ is made for city dwellers who have trouble finding parking; others will see it as a fashion accessory or a vehicular oddity.
MSRP From    
$12,995$12,270$14,455$14,845$15,665
Gas Mileage    
34 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 39 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-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarSubcompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door HB Manual DE5-Door HB Manual LS4-Door Sedan S3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)3-Door HB (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
54554
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
HatchbackHatchbackSedanLiftbackHatchback
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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