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2021 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $22,650 to $33,900
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2021 Mitsubishi
Mirage

MSRP*: $14,295 to $17,445
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Invoice* $21,662 to $32,413 $13,983 to $17,065
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 41 - 43 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 47.1 ft3 47.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 I-3
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 186 - 227 hp 78 hp
Exterior Length 175.6 in 151.4 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 65.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.5 - 37.2 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** ****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda Mazda3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mitsubishi Mirage. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Mirage in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Mitsubishi Mirage, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Mazda Mazda3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mitsubishi Mirage, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Mirage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much wider than the Mitsubishi Mirage, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda Mazda3, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Mirage, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 has a much more powerful engine than the Mitsubishi Mirage. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Mirage. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda3 as you will in the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Mirage.