5 Reasons Why the Mitsubishi Mirage is Awesome
The little Mirage may be cheap at $12,995 MSRP, but it’s proving time and time again that it’s not cheaply built. We’ve come up with five great reasons that the Mirage is an awesome car, and each of the headings below links to an article that further backs them up so you know we’re not kidding.
The Mirage is our final hero in the age of non-hybrid cars, making a last stand on ACEEE’s Greenest Vehicles list as the only car that exclusively burns that sweet, stinky pump gas to get you where you need to go. As one of the cheapest cars on the market, it offers extremely high gas mileage to the common driver at a great value. That’s why KBB.com put it on its “10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000”.
Don’t want to get teased by society for driving a Prius, outcast by your peers who now assume that you think you’re better than them? Mitsubishi has a great alternative. The 2015 Mirage will go 44 highway miles for every gallon of gas without the need for those heavy, expensive batteries or public shaming. Plus, when you tell hybrid drivers what kind of mileage you’re getting, you’ll have the satisfaction of watching the last faint glimmer of smugness vanish from their sad eyes when they realize they paid over $10,000 extra for only 4 miles per gallon better.
Australia is a continent where the wildlife is constantly trying to kill you, so even the slightest bit of advice that you can get from any living Australian is priceless and sound guidance. Every year, they chose the best cars in Australia for each category, and this year they chose the Mirage as the best Micro Car based on the merits of its design, function, performance, and value. The Mirage is also even cheaper in Australia than it is in the US. Sorry, there’s no ute version. Yet.
Australians aren’t the only people that love the Mirage when it comes to sub compacts. This year’s IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards found that current Mirage owners are the most likely to buy another Mitsubishi compared to any other car in the class. Even though it’s an inexpensive car, it’s backed up by Mitsubishi’s 10 year / 100,000 mile warranty.
The R5 is a Mirage-based rally car built by Mpart, which throws in a turbocharged engine from the Evo X, a Sadev five-speed, and a four-wheel-drive system with beefed up suspension and a roll cage. It just got done with asphalt testing in Holland without a single problem, so you’ll be seeing it on the rally stages soon!