2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Its Competition

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The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is one the smallest, most affordable cars sold in the U.S., but it's also more spacious than a traditional minicar.

The Toyota Yaris is larger and more refined, yet it can't match the Mirage for fuel economy.

The Ford Fiesta is larger yet offers 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.

The Smart Fortwo is new this year and, while smaller on the outside, has much-improved comfort and cabin refinement.

The Kia Rio is also worth considering; even though it's due to be replaced in the next year or so with a redesigned model, the current version also offers a lot of features and value, and one of the lowest sticker prices on the market.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage likely won't delight you or impress your passengers all that much, but it's a lot of efficient transportation for the dollar.
The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is one of the best tiny cars you can buy in America, with its laudable array of active-safety systems.
The 2017 Fiesta drops pro handling moves in ST trim, and 3-cylinders excel at sipping fuel--but all Fiestas have very tight interiors.
The 2017 Kia Rio is a subcompact competitor that's falling behind the times. There are better cars out there for sure, but are there better deals?
The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA adds a good sedan to the lineup this year. So good, in fact, we're not sure why the hatchback is around any longer.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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