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2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

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2022 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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2021 Mitsubishi
Mirage

MSRP*: $14,295 to $17,445
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Invoice* $19,000 to $30,470 $13,983 to $17,065
MPG - City 22 - 27 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 41 - 43 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 34.0 - 40.7 ft3 47.0 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 I-3
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 - 228 hp 78 hp
Exterior Length 152.2 - 159.1 in 151.4 in
Exterior Width 68.0 in 65.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 39.9 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available ****

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Hardtop is much wider than the Mitsubishi Mirage, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the MINI MINI-Hardtop takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Mitsubishi Mirage, making the Mitsubishi Mirage the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Hardtop has significantly less cargo room than the Mitsubishi Mirage, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Mirage.