2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Buyer's Guide

Mitsubishi’s entry-level model is back for 2018 largely unchanged following last year’s styling refresh, but it does gain a new trim level called the ES Plus, while the top-end model SEL model is now known as the GT.

It builds on the base ES model but adds air conditioning with manual controls, auto up/down for the driver’s power window, keyless entry and a 6.5-inch display audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, features that were previously limited to the top trim.

Otherwise, the Mirage carries over with power from a 1.2L three-cylinder that makes 78 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission in ES and ES Plus models, both of which can be optioned to a continuously variable automatic that’s standard kit in the GT.

Last year’s redesign brought a much-needed dose of style to this little car, but it didn’t do much for the fact that it’s noisy inside and rides on a wishy-washy suspension that lets the body lean dramatically in corners.

But this is otherwise a fine little hatchback that unfortunately finds itself competing with more sophisticated cars like the Nissan Micra and Chevrolet Spark.

It’s hard to fault the Mirage’s fuel consumption, estimated at 6.4 L/100 km in city driving and 5.5 on the highway, figures good enough to make this one of the most efficient cars available today.

The Mirage’s list of safety kit is pretty basic, lacking any of the active safety features that have begun trickling down to other small cars, like collision detection, automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring.

But the GT model does boast some decent stuff, like HID headlights, heated side mirrors, automatic climate control, heated front seats, cruise control and high-contrast gauges.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Specifications

There are 3 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
From $10,998 MSRP
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
78 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
ES Manual $10,998 5 Hatchback
ES Manual 78 hp @6000 rpm 74 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
ES Manual 149.4" 65.6" 59.4" 96.5"
ES Manual
ES Manual Cloth Seats
ES Manual
ES Manual
ES CVT $12,198 5 Hatchback
ES CVT 78 hp @6000 rpm 74 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
ES CVT 149.4" 65.6" 59.4" 96.5"
ES CVT Cloth Seats
GT CVT $18,498 5 Hatchback
GT CVT 78 hp @6000 rpm 74 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
GT CVT 149.4" 65.6" 59.4" 96.5"
GT CVT Cloth Seats

Expert Review Articles

by Justin Pritchard
July 26, 2018
Check used Mirage for bad wheel bearings and air conditioner leaks.

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