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2020 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage

2020 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$13,995 to $17,295
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $13,689 to $16,919 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 33 - 36 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 41 - 43 32 - 35
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mitsubishi Mirage than in the Mazda Mazda3, due to the Mitsubishi Mirage's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Mirage as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mitsubishi Mirage is clearly a better financial choice over the Mazda Mazda3. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Mirage has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3. 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 Mazda Mazda3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mitsubishi Mirage as you will in the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Mirage than that of the Mazda Mazda3.