Mitsubishi has announced the base price of the 2014 Mirage starts at only $13,970. EPA fuel economy estimates at up t0 44 MPG and 40 MPG combined. If these estimates are accurate, the Mirage would be the most fuel efficient gas powered non-hybrid vehicle in America.
Space is going to a plus with the all new Mirage. It has space for 5 people, while the competing Chevy Spark will only seat four people. While we here, the Mirage’s 96.5 inch wheelbase is longer than the 2014 Chevy Spark. The Mirage is also longer and more fuel efficient than the Chevy competition.
The Mirage is powered by a 1.2 liter 3 cylinder engine. Because of fuel economy and predicted reliability, Mitsubishi admits it’s not the Lancer Evolution, but they promise the driver seeking consistency and fuel economy in urban driving will fall in love with the Mirage.
“This is not about leading performance,” said Masatoshi Hasegawa, executive vice president of corporate planning for Mitsubishi Motors North America, at a Mirage media event here. “This is not a car that you will be driving fast on winding roads. It’s a car that will carry you from point A to B safely, in total reliability and with comfort.”
But they are not sacrificing features for space and fuel economy. Here are some of the standard features of the standard DE Trim:
- Electric Power Steering
- Climate Control
- Power Windows and Power side mirrors
- 60/40 split review seat
- keyless entry
- rear spoiler
- AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with USB/iPod inputs
But it doesn’t stop there. If you upgrade to the DE model, you’ll add features like Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Fog Lamps, leather steering wheel and leather shift knob.
But do you want more? The Mirage has seven available packages so you’ll get everything you want in this car.
Package options include:
- Navigation Package with navigation and a rearview camera system.
- Exterior Package with front bumper corner, side sill and rear bumper corner extensions\
- Chrome Package with fog lighs, lower grille garnish and tailgate garnish
- Parking Assists Package with rear park assist sensors
- Protection Package with front and rear mudguards, rear bumper protections and body side moldings
- Cargo Package with a cargo mat and cargo net.
Mitsubishi says the Mirage is going to come 9 fun, vibrant colors. Your Mirage will come with a 10-year, 100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year, 60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited warranty, 7-year 100,000 mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program.
The Mirage comes out later in this fall. We will have a full review as soon as it arrives in the showroom. Make sure to follow our blog for any updates on the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage.