2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
Mitsubishi Motors sure has been changing its lineup lately. With the 2018 model year already starting, they’ve released many of their 2018 models, and that’s only the beginning of the exciting news coming for the 2018 model year. In addition to their icons, the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport, the Mitsubishi Mirage remains a shining, highly fuel-efficient gem with plenty of cargo space and amenities.
Max. Cargo Space
Avail. Fuel Economy
There are three trims on the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage line and they are all powered by a 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC engine. “MIVEC” is the term for Mitsubishi’s personal variable valve timing technology that alters the valve lift event of an engine’s cylinders during the intake and exhaust of gas and air. Properly optimized, it will increase fuel efficiency and power. A double overhead camshaft (DOHC) also helps with fuel efficiency and power by taking some of the stress off of the engine versus a single overhead camshaft (SOHC).
Driving and Handling
The default transmission type for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is a 5-speed manual transmission. Paired to this transmission, the Mirage has a fuel economy of 33/41 mpg city/highway. For the best fuel economy possible, buyers can opt for the continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is standard on the Mirage SE and Mirage GT. Able to seamlessly switch gears no matter the speed, a CVT conserves fuel and pushes the fuel economy up to 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage has fairly normal standard exterior features like halogen headlights, LED rear combination tail lights, power side mirrors, and 14-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. The Mirage GT comes with high intensity discharge (HID) headlights, and the Mirage SE and Mirage GT have fog lights and exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators. The Mirage SE rides on 14-inch alloy wheels, and the Mirage GT rides on 15-inch alloy wheels. A spare tire comes standard with all trims.
Inside the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage, features vary a little. All trims have a form of keyless entry (the SE and GT having FAST-Key passive entry), a rearview camera system, rear heated floor ducts, and split-folding rear seats. For a little extra comfort, the Mirage SE and Mirage GT have a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and automatic climate control; the Mirage GT also has heated front seats. The standard cargo room is 17.2 cubic-feet, but with the rear seats folded down, that opens up to 47.0 cubic-feet of space.
All trims on the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage have some form of enhanced entertainment this round. The Mirage ES comes with a 7-inch touch screen, a 4-speaker system, Digital HD Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, and steering wheel controls for audio and phone. The Mirage SE and GT also have a 4-speaker system, but come with a 6.5-inch smartphone link display system for Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. These two trims also come with Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel controls for audio, phone, and voice.
Safety Features and Warranty
All 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage trims have anti-locking brakes, active stability control, seven an advanced dual-stage airbags (including the driver’s knee airbag), three-point seatbelts, a LATCH child seat tether system, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and are built with Mitsubishi’s signature RISE body construction.
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.