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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2014 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mitsubishi Mirage offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Ford Focus with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Ford Focus in the front seats.

Convenience
The Ford Focus 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 Ford Focus. 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 Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Ford Focus, 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 Ford Focus.

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus, 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 Ford Focus. 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 Ford Focus. The Mitsubishi Mirage has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Focus.

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

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2015 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*: $12,995 - $14,295

2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 34 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 42 36 - 37
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $12,712 - $13,984 $17,824 - $22,441

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