Find the Most Affordable Car When You Shop for the Mitsubishi Mirage

August 23rd, 2023 by


When shopping for a new car on a budget, or shopping for a teen driver’s first vehicle that won’t have them racing around town, a great choice is the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage. Known as the most fuel-efficient, gas-powered vehicle in America, it’s also the most affordable. With a starting MSRP of $16,245 (plus destination fee), the Mitsubishi Mirage is a solid investment. In the media, Mitsubishi Motors has claimed that the automaker will be discontinuing the Mirage in the coming years, in 2025 or sooner. That means the time to get the Mitsubishi Mirage is now.

For teen drivers and consumers who just need a car, the Mirage offers everything a new driver could want. This vehicle won’t be entering any races, powered by a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine, capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. However, control is always in the hands of the driver with an INVECS-III continuously variable transmission (CVS) for smooth transitioning between gears. More money stays in our wallets with a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.

A hatchback with its own flare of style, the basics of the Mirage come with halogen headlights and LED taillights, and rides on 14-inch alloy wheels. Convenient automatic LED headlamps pop up in the SE trim. If consumers want a style that looks a little darker, the BE features a blacked-out appearance, sporting a “Black Edition” badge, black lug nuts and wheel locks, a black roof spoiler, and black side mirrors. The SE and BE feature rain sensing wipers and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Inside the cabin, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage also keeps things simple with cloth upholstery, a six-way adjustable driver seat, and a four-way adjustable passenger seat. For upscale features like heated front seats, consumers can find that in the SE trim. All trims come with automatic climate control. For better upholstery, a fabric cloth/syntax leather combination can be found in the SE trim. The SE and BE trims come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. The BE blacked-out edition comes with red stitching.

The lineup standard of tech is a 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system. This features a four-speaker sound system, AM/FM Radio Bluetooth wireless tech, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability, steering wheel audio and phone controls, and steering wheel voice recognition control. Modern tech isn’t the only saving grace of this affordable hatchback.

The Mirage has many basic safety features, including 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. Some advanced safety features can also be found, such Forward Collision Mitigation system with Pedestrian Detection, a lineup standard. Available only on the SE trim, consumers can get Lane Departure Warning. Then there’s the amazing warranty plans. 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, and 7 years or 100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage. Roadside assistance is also included for a limited time.

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