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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage


City 33 - 37 MPG Hwy 41 - 43 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    4 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    Not available

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Overall Rating:
4.5 (out of 5)
Value 4.5
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.3
Comfort 4.4
Performance 4.3
Reliability 4.8
I just bought it this week, too soon to tell.

by suzanne from syracuse | February 17, 2020

It is well designed, handles well and has had no issues in the 250 ,iles we have put on it so far. We bought it with only 6600 miles on it, so it is in great shape. It handles well and the gas milage is incredible!

2018 Manual Mitsubishi Mirage ES

by smart fanatic! from North Port, FL | January 26, 2020

I purchased this car to see if I’d be approved. I was approved. I loved the idea of my second manual transmission vehicle in my, then, 33 years of age. This vehicle came with power windows with one touch driver’s window up and down. Power door locks without auto locking upon driving at a certain speed. I like that the doors don’t auto-lock once you’ve entered the vehicle. Auto lock can be dangerous when you’ve exited the car and think your keys are with you but they are in the car. This vehicle does auto lock if you unlock the doors with the key fob or in the key hole but do not open a door within a set time frame. That’s handy for my scatter brain moments. I often achieve 42-45 miles per gallon on a smaller than 9 gallon tank. This is an achievement because I love testing this car’s ability to meet my driving style while producing high MPGs. It may have less than 80 horsepower and less than 80 pounds feet of torque, but I don’t think it knows that! 😁 This 2018 mirage ES is named Storm ⛈ Cloud. He is Mercury Gray with black cloth seats and carpeting (including the carpeted floor mats). There are bottle holders and storage bins on the front doors. There are two average sized cup holders under the dash, in front of the gear shifter. There is one larger cup holder between the front seats with access from the back row. There is a cargo light. There is a molded, designed cargo cover with one rope attachment for a circular hook on the driver’s side on the cargo door. There is a temporary spare tire and tire changing kit under the cargo floor. The cargo floor is low. I could fit a 24 inch LCD TV inside the box back there with other groceries and still have room. Between the back seat (seats upright) and the cargo area, I’ve fit one full Sam’s Club grocery cart full of items in my car with room to spare. Sometimes I’ve used the cargo cover to hold items on top and other times I’ve moved it for more height. Legroom at 41.7” is good on paper. I would like 2-3 inches of more leg space for my longer legs and long distance comfort in the driver’s seat. I do not have cruise control. I only miss cruise control sometimes on 2+ hour drives. Nine of my eleven vehicles have had cruise control. I thought I needed it. I have been fine without it. I even purchased a second vehicle (vehicle #11-an EV) without cruise control. I’ve considered purchasing an automatic Mitsubishi Mirage to use as a travel vehicle so that others will share driving with me. I love the cold air in Storm Cloud. I love the heater. The defrost works quickly on cold days! We’ve seen our share of 37 degrees in SWFL (North Port and Englewood). I miss having a CD (compact disc) 💿 player. I’ve grown to love the glimpse of apple car play through Bluetooth. If I leave Amazon Music player open on my iPhone, the music begins to play and stops. If I see titles displayed, I can press play to continue. If “Unknown” is displayed, I’ll need to use my iPhone to begin playing the music again and wait for Bluetooth to connect and play my music. I think the 2019 and 2020 Mirages have improved Android Auto and Apple Car Play. I’m waiting for Mitsubishi to improve the seat range of motion for driver and passenger (up to 8 ways manual seats with lumbar), add leather or faux leather as an option, add heated and cooled seats as options, add CD player or CD changer on all trim levels, add manual transmission to all trim levels. I like the GT rims and the LE seats and interior color features but love my manual transmission!!! I’d love LED DRL daytime running lights. I’d like a glove box light. I’d like black headliner to match my carpet. I’d like bottle holder, storage bins on the rear doors. I’d like an arm rest between the front seats. Overall, I enjoy this car. I’m approaching two years of ownership (4/2/2020). I’ve maintained regular scheduled maintenance at Mitsubishi dealerships’ service departments. I have not needed an alignment (maybe at 40,000-50,000 miles according to a Mitsubishi service advisor). I have the original wiper blades, tires, brakes, etc. I am pleased that this 2018 Mirage is low maintenance and fun to drive in manual transmission. I’ve only test driven the automatic mirage and mirage G4.

So uncomfortable.

by Blt1998 from Columbia Pa | January 07, 2020

The driver seat is very uncomfortable. The seat belt piece digs into me and it doesn't move very much so I can't adjust it so it doesn't hurt. No arm rests!! The head rest is not adjustable and I hit my head every time I hit a bump! As a woman, I do not like this for another reason. I can't wear my hair up or have barrettes or anything in it because the stupid head rest position!!! I can't put my head back. But as I mentioned, even with my hair down, the position is a big problem. This thing is supposedly loaded but the seat cant be adjusted up and down as other cars for say shorter and taller drivers and the pedals do not adjust up and down either. And the AC is basically non existent unless you have it turned on the highest number and then its very loud and annoying. The vents can't be closed and there are no vents in the backseat!! Which means the kids are either hot or cold depending on the season. The cup holders are in the dumbest spot! Can't have anything too tall or it won't fit in under the dashboard!! What I use is a bottle with a screw on lid which I have to tilt to get down under the dashboard and then push it into the spot because it's not a very big holder. Example, Pureleaf ice tea bottles do not fit into it!! Husbands travel coffee mug is also too wide. And its not very deep so if you do put something in it it usually falls out around turns. It doesn't have much power and it's scary merging into traffic on a highway!!! This car was a surprise from a loved one. I NEVER would have bought it myself after doing a very short test drive. I would have seen how uncomfortable and user unfriendly it was and moved on to something else!!!! The more time he spends in the car, the more he realizes it too. I've had it for 18 months and I am only at 9907 miles. I don't like driving it. That headrest, ouch!!! Just my opinion. Enjoy

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Overview

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is a subcompact 5-door hatchback that competes with the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa Note, and Chevrolet Spark. Under the hood, the Mirage is a powered by a standard 78-hp, 1.2-liter 3-cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy for the Mirage is an EPA-estimated 37/43 mpg city/highway.

Three trims are available: the ES, SE, and GT.

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