New 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Cheap to buy, cheap to fill-up, cheap to own thanks to a 10-year warranty.
– Interior furnishings reflective of the price, is that an engine or are those gerbils under the hood?
– If you’re after a new car with a great warranty that’s inexpensive to buy and uses almost no gasoline, the Mirage can handle that; just don’t expect anything more of it.
Impressive fuel economy
One of the least expensive cars on sale
Acceleration is very slow
The engine is noisy and unrefined
Excessive road noise at highway speeds
Low-buck interior, even for this class of car
– What’s new
Manual transmission dropped; CVT now standard on all models
Part of the fifth Mirage generation introduced for 2014
There’s nothing quite like that new car smell. But sometimes you have to ask yourself if that olfactory experience is worth sacrificing a few creature comforts, especially when you’re working with a limited budget. The Mitsubishi Mirage is one such case where you might instead consider a used car over new.