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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mitsubishi Mirage than in the Chevrolet Sonic, due to the Mitsubishi Mirage's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Chevrolet Sonic in the front seats.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Sonic requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mitsubishi Mirage, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mitsubishi Mirage is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Sonic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mitsubishi Mirage and the Chevrolet Sonic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Sonic, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Mirage, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Sonic.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Mirage has much less torque than the Chevrolet Sonic, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Sonic, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Mirage is significantly less powerful than the Chevrolet Sonic. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Chevrolet Sonic. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mitsubishi Mirage as you will in the Chevrolet Sonic.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Mirage than that of the Chevrolet Sonic.


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2014 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*: $12,995 - $14,195

2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 34 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 42 33 - 35
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $12,712 - $13,886 $14,401 - $20,530

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