2015 Mirage Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid New Car
This might be the upset to end all upsets: the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid new car on the market today with an EPA-estimated 40 combined mpg. Add that to the fact that it’s the third most affordable new car in America (though many would argue that it is far and away the cheapest), the Mirage finds itself squarely in the position of favorite for those looking to buy a new car that won’t set their finances back a country mile.
When its 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission, the 2015 Mirage returns an estimated 37 mpg city and 44 mpg highway. Even when partnered with the manual transmission, the results are impressive with 34 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.
With ABC News reporting that the average cost of a used car in the United States hovers somewhere above the $17,000 mark, the brand-new 2015 Mirage is almost a better option price-wise. The base Mirage DE costs $13,805 with the five-speed manual and $14,905 for the CVT. The only vehicles that are less expensive are the 2015 Versa sedan ($12,800 starting MSRP) and the 2015 Spark ($13,095 starting MSRP).
The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage holds 9.2 gallons of gasoline at a time, and ABC tested it at around a 340 mile range before a fill-up was necessary.
If you prioritize fuel efficiency and affordability above all other aspects of a new car, the Mirage might just be the right choice for you.
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