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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Named Among’s ’10 Most Affordable New Cars’

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The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage was recently called the “Most Affordable Car to Lease” on the market but it turns out that if you’re more interested in buying than leasing, the Mirage remains a good bet for saving money.

Kelley Blue Book’s has released its annual list of the “10 Most Affordable New Cars” of the year and it featured the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage in seventh place. The recognition is based not just on starting MSRP but also on depreciation, financing and insurance costs, and fuel costs. As a result the list does not feature the cars that are outright cheapest to buy at the dealership but rather the cheapest cars to own and drive for a full five-year period.

With its remarkably low starting price of $12,995 and excellent fuel economy, it’s no surprise the Mitsubishi Mirage found itself on the list. In fact, with an EPA-estimated 37 mpg city and 43 mpg highway (corroborated by KBB’s own real-world findings), the Mirage is the most fuel-efficient gas-powered non-hybrid car in America.

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What’s more, for such an affordable car, the Mirage offers a surprising amount of features, ranging from available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to a 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate™ sound system. Additionally, the peace of mind and maintenance savings that come with the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and the other excellent warranties is unmatched in the industry, save by Kia and Hyundai.

“The Mirage and Mirage G4 keep affordability top of mind without compromising efficiency, connectivity and reliability for buyers looking for a new car,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “We’re honored to see Kelley Blue Book’s recognize Mitsubishi’s value story, which is much more than just the price of the vehicle.”

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Source: Kelley Blue Book