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Mitsubishi Mirage Review

November 25, 2015

On our radar today is the Mitsubishi Mirage. Having replaced the Mitsubishi Colt back in 2012, we want to see what this compact hatchback has to offer. We’re putting engines, trims, design and performance under the microscope to see what makes this city car such a popular choice.

Read on to get the 411 on the Mitsubishi Mirage – we’ll even tell you how you can finance your very own.

Mitsubishi Mirage

Original image by Jeremy

Design

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a good looking car, with its dinky dimensions, rounded bumpers and neat creases along the side panels. It comes with a choice of a 3 or 5-door body style, and despite its small proportions – there’s a surprisingly spacious cabin to be found inside.

Slip into the driver’s seat and you’ll see a logically laid out dashboard with easy to reach controls and a very comfortable set-up for drivers and passengers. At the rear you’ll find the 235-litre boot gives you enough room for a weekly shop and the odd road trip – there’s also plenty of storage throughout the cabin to keep drinks, maps and other paraphernalia neatly tucked away.

Performance & Handling

Whilst the Mitsubishi Mirage engines might not be that powerful they are definitely efficient – and teamed with light steering, soft suspension and slick gear changes, they make city driving a breeze.

The frugal and eco-friendly line-up consists of 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engines, all emitting under 100g/km of CO2 – so they’re tax free and cheap to run! The 70bhp 1.0-litre will return an impressive 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions just under 100g/km, whilst the more powerful 1.2-litre actually wins on fuel economy at 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions of just 96g/km.

Features

The simplistic trim levels from Mitsubishi are easy to comprehend, you’ve got Mirage 1, 2 and 3. The standard equipment in the entry level Mitsubishi Mirage 1 is as you’d expect with a car of this price – coming equipped with a CD player, electric front windows and a USB socket. That being said, Mitsubishi haven’t skimped on safety equipment – including six airbags, electronic stability control and brake assist as standard.

If you’re looking for more kit, the Mirage 2 could be the one for you – adding air-con, stop-start technology and parking sensors. The top-spec Mirage 3 includes additional extras such as 15” alloy wheels, a leather-covered steering wheel, climate control, a push-button engine start and keyless entry.

Mitsubishi Mirage back

Original image by Jeremy

Mitsubishi Mirage Finance

With the new Mitsubishi Mirage for sale from as little as £10,999, it’s a steal if you’re looking for a supermini that’s cheap to run but still has enough mod-cons. With a little help with Mitsubishi finance from the Car Loan Warehouse, it could easily be yours. Why not head to our car finance calculator for a quick indication on what you could borrow or apply now if you’re ready to buy.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.