2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
Even with many automakers shifting to electric vehicles (EVs), it’s hard to beat the fuel efficiency and price of the Mitsubishi Mirage. As the automaker puts larger batteries under the hood of its vehicles, the Mirage and Mirage G4 may follow suit. Until then, this sedan isn’t going anywhere, and returns for 2022.
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Smartphone link display
It’s expected that the 2021 lineup will return with the ES, LE, the Carbonite Edition, and SE trims making up the lineup. Each trim is powered by a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine, able to generate 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. This engine has been optimized with Mitsubishi Motors’ brand of variable valve timing technology (VVT) for better performance and fuel efficiency.
Driving and Handling
Unless the ES trim has ditched the 5-speed manual transmission, then the base trim has two transmission options – a 5-speed manual transmission as the standard, or the continuously variable transmission (CVT). The latter is the standard on the rest of the lineup. The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage has a fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission, and 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with an automatic transmission.
The exterior is coming with a new look for 2022, meant to inspire awe and adventure in the compact vehicle. Although halogen headlights and LED taillights may be the standard, for those looking for something up class, the SE trim usually comes with those features, such as LED headlights. Depending on the trim, this sedan rides on 14- or 15-inch wheels.
The cabin of the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage is a little more rich, with a 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, a split-rear bench seat, automatic climate control, rear heater floor ducts, steering wheel audio and phone controls, and steering wheel voice recognition control standard. Of course, the SE has some extra reserves, such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, FAST-key entry, and push-button start.
Mitsubishi Motors has been slowly upping its game in technology, with the 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system a staple of the lineup. Offering four speakers, AM/FM Radio Bluetooth wireless tech, and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability as the standard, it’s a good start for this budget vehicle. Expect a little more in the SE trim.
Safety Features and Warranty
Mitsubishi Motors is not one to skimp on safety, and every vehicle is equipped with an advanced dual-stage airbags (including the driver’s knee airbag), three-point seatbelts, anti-locking brakes, active stability control and traction systems, a LATCH child seat tether system, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and built with Mitsubishi’s signature RISE body construction. Some advanced features are available, such as forward collision mitigation system with pedestrian control standard, and a lane departure warning system found on the SE trim.
All Mitsubishi vehicles are covered by a basic limited warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles, 7 years or 100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage, and roadside assistance.