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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Mitsubishi Mirage, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Mitsubishi Mirage may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Mirage, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf. The Mitsubishi Mirage has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Golf, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*: $12,995 - $14,945

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.75% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 34 - 37 25
Highway MPG: 42 - 44 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 - $14,619 $17,755 - $26,328

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.