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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2015 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mitsubishi Mirage offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Scion tC with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion tC, the Mitsubishi Mirage may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Scion tC 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 Scion tC. 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 Scion tC have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC.

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC. 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 Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mitsubishi Mirage will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

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

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2015 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.14% --
City MPG: 34 23
Highway MPG: 42 --
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $12,712 - $13,984 $18,249

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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