2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Starlight Silver
MSRP
$13,112 - $16,022
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
37 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
78
Seats
5

How 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Ranks In Its Class

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#11
  By Owner Reviews
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#1
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#13
  By Experts
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#1
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.1Comfort 3.3Styling 3.1Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 sedan offer good fuel economy and a roomy interior, but in just about every other category that matters they come up short. From the anemic 3-cylinder engine to the crude interior to the poor steering response, the 2018 Mirage can’t hold a candle to rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Nissan Versa.

Mitsubishi Mirage Models & Trims

ES $13,112 - $15,129
Horsepower: 78 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-3
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 14 X 4.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $13,303 - $15,642
Horsepower: 78 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-3
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 14 X 4.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GT $13,617 - $16,022
Horsepower: 78 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-3
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 4.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.14

Mileage. Difficult getting to proper speed once the car is at a complete stop.

Great mileage. Depending where we go, we only have to fill up once. The only bad thing that I have noticed, when you come to a complete stop, at sign or a light it hesitates to get to proper speed again. The manufacturer could have used a different type of stereo system in the car as well. Difficult to go from radio, CD, or other media outlets.

Samantha E
Helpful

Big advantage of my tiny car.

Mirage is a tiny vehicle and that is it main advantage because full the thank cheapest, is easy to park and the air conditioner work excellent. If you are going to travel all over the country and plan to do too much shopping you may consider renting another mean of transportation, but if you want to travel light and economic this is your car!

Mercedes G
Helpful

Go buy a Mitsubishi mirage 3.

It runs on a lot of miles with very little gas for mileage. Comfortable setting family members for long travels to visit other family members in other states. My purchase was a great investment my family loves riding in it as much as I do. 250 characters are a lot of things to talk about something. I bought. Shouldn't be that hard.

William S
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,112 - $15,129
$13,303 - $15,642

Horsepower

Horsepower
78 (hp)
78 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.2L MIVEC DOHC 12
1.2L MIVEC DOHC 12
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 (in.)
39.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34 (in.)
34 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 (in.)
37.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P165/65SR14
P165/65SR14

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
96.5 (in.)
96.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.2 (ft.)
30.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
149.4 (in.)
149.4 (in.)

Width

Width
65.6 (in.)
65.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2018 - 2073 (.lbs)
2095 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
78 (hp)
78 (hp)

Torque

Torque
74 (ft. lbs.)
74 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
3 Cylinder
3 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
9.2 (gal.)
9.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
39 (mpg)
40 (mpg)

City

City
35 (mpg)
37 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
42 (mpg)
43 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
M
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

Air Bags Oct 29, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 29, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V686000
Summary:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Mirage vehicles. The internal acceleration sensor in the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can misinterpret vibrations such as those from poor road conditions or a flat tire to be a sensor error thereby disabling the air bags from deploying in a crash.
Consequence:
Air bags that do not deploy as designed in a crash increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SRS-ECU software, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2017. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-17-006.

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