2021 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Its Competition

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio are essentially the same car underneath, and both are solid, high-quality choices with a low price tag, good fuel economy, and remarkable refinement.

We’d feel good about parking either in our garage.

So too the latest Nissan Versa, which erases every memory we had about its predecessor thanks to sharp styling and good rood manners.

The Chevy Spark is fun and surprisingly polished, but its lack of collision-avoidance gear is inexcusable at this point.

Realistically, though, just about any compact car with a few miles under its belt sitting in your local dealer’s certified pre-owned lot will be worth a look.

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Quick Specs
3.7
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is a cheap car that looks, drives, and feels like one.
4.0
The 2021 Chevrolet Spark is one of the cheapest ways to get a new-car warranty, though it’s simple and uninspired.
5.2
The 2021 Hyundai Accent is cheap and cheerful, but chintzy on safety.
5.3
The 2021 Kia Rio feels bigger than its subcompact size, but skips some big-boy features.
6.2
The 2021 Nissan Versa doesn’t claim the cheapest-car title anymore—and it doesn’t look, feel, or drive like it anymore, either.
MSRP From    
$14,295$13,400$15,395$16,050$14,930
Gas Mileage    
33 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-3Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsSubcompact CarCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
ES Manual4-Door HB Manual LSSE Sedan ManualLX IVTS Manual
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
54555
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
HatchbackHatchbackSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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