2015 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
Over the last two years, the Mirage became one of the top-choices among consumers who prefer smaller, inexpensive cars and fuel efficient cars.
Mitsubishi made the 2015 Mirage a compact, 4-door, 5-passenger hatchback offered in two trims, the basic DE and the slightly more expensive ES.
Features that come standard for the base DE trim include keyless entry, full-power accessories, 14-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, a tilt-only steering wheel, automatic climate control, and a split-folding rear seat. In addition, it comes with a four-speaker sound system with a USB port and CD player and auxiliary audio inputs.
The Mirage DE has a 74-horsepower, three-cylinder, 1.2-liter engine that uses MIVEC technology, which helps to balance fuel efficiency and power. The Mirage comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission and buyers have the option of selecting a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The ES model, uses FAST-Key technology so a driver can the engine on or off by pressing the One Touch Start/Stop Engine Switch.
According to Green Car Reports, the 2015 Mirage earned the distinction as the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the U.S. that isn’t a hybrid or a plug-in electric car. The Mirage has a combined fuel efficiency of 40 MPG and averages 37 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the highway.
The DE’s MSRP starts at $12,995, and was named “the most affordable vehicle” by Cars.com in 2015. The ES model with a CVT engine starts at $15,395, which still keeps it towards the top of the list for most cost-efficient subcompact cars.
Interior and Exterior
The Mirage DE’s entertainment features include a USB port, MP3, radio, CD player and four speakers. Its equipped with keyless entry, power windows and locks. Its exterior includes halogen headlights, a rear spoiler and is available in eight different colors.
The Mirage ES comes with additional features like 14-inch alloy rims, cruise control, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, metallic interior accents, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
Standard safety features for the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage include front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (front discs, rear drums), traction and stability control. Front and rear parking sensors are optional. In government testing, the Mirage earned four-of-five possible stars for overall crashworthiness.
Both the DE and ES models offer the Park Assist package which adds front and rear parking sensors. Other options include added interior lighting, various chrome exterior accents, and utility items like mud flaps and cargo nets.
Mitsubishi did not release a 2016 version of the Mirage, but will unveil an early 2017 edition with revised styling and a touch more power under the hood. In addition to engine changes, the Mirage is expected to make many improvements to the car’s exterior and interior designs.
For music enthusiasts, a Rockford Fosgate sound system will be optional, along with the new center-stack display. This will add Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, which will make the 2017 Mirage the first Mitsubishi to offer those features. The MSRP for the 2017 Mirage is not yet available, but many believe they will not increase too dramatically over the current 2015 year pricing.
The Mirage is backed with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. It also includes a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited warranty which is fully transferable, and 5 years of roadside assistance.
Where can you find a Mirage?
University Mitsubishi is located in South Florida just outside of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. We have a great selection of Mirages and other Mitsubishis and very convenient hours so you can come by when it is best for you.