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Mitsubishi Mirage Earns the Title of the Most Fuel Efficient, Gasoline-Powered Vehicle in America

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With the Mirage, Mitsubishi masterfully blends impressive fuel economy ratings with a low asking price

2018 Mitsubishi MIrage
The Mirage allows you to save some green while going green
Photo: Mitsubishi

Some drivers drop some serious cash to purchase an efficient vehicle. However, Mitsubishi has a fuel efficient model that won’t break the bank.

The Mitsubishi Mirage was recently named the most fuel efficient, gasoline-powered vehicle in America.

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That title is based on data collected from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. According to the EPA, the latest iteration of the Mirage earns 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, making it the most efficient vehicle on the U.S. market that isn’t either a hybrid or an EV.

Based on its fuel economy ratings, the EPA estimates that it would cost drivers just $900 annually to fill up the Mirage, based on 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. That’s savings of roughly $2,000 over the course of five years when compared to fuel requirements for the average new car.

The Mirage’s sportier counterpart, the Mirage G4 sedan, also excels when it comes to fuel economy. With its 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, the Mirage G4 earns approximately 41 mpg on the highway, only slightly less than the standard Mirage.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Headlights
The sportier Mirage G4 is also a fuel-efficient model in its own right
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The best part about the Mirage’s fuel efficiency is that it comes at an affordable price. The starting price point for the Mirage is just $13,795, making it one of the industry’s least-expensive new vehicles. The Mirage G4 is also affordable, with an asking price of $14,395.

The Mitsubishi Mirage doesn’t cut corners with its standard features, either. Technology like a 7.0-inch touch-screen display and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming are offered as standard features.

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“We make affordable vehicles available for all consumers looking to reduce their annual transportation costs, while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint,” explained Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors North America. “Everything we engineer, build and sell is a testament to that effort.”

So, if you want to purchase a green vehicle while saving some green, the Mitsubishi Mirage is an ideal set of wheels for you.