The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most affordable and environmentally friendly cars on the market. Starting at just $12,995, the five-door hatchback's attributes do come at the cost of performance. It comes equipped with a meek 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine that makes 74-hp. The main appeal of the car is its impressive fuel-economy, which are a result of the vehicle's sub-compact size and small engine. The EPA rates the Mirage at 34/42 mpg city/highway for models with the five-speed manual, while CVT equipped models check in at 37/44 mpg.
The new Mirage resurrects a name that Mitsubishi hasn't used in several years and while the new car is nothing groundbreaking (minus that completely flat rear bench), it should be appealing to those who are looking for a simple city car to efficiently transport them from point A to B. Its compact size will be great for city-dwellers who need to frequently fit into tight parking spots. In addition, the Mirage's low base price will also appeal to millennials, even with its boring visuals. For those who are looking for an economical option and still want that new car smell, the Mirage is worth consideration.