September 25, 2013
Making a triumphant return to the North American marketplace, the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact is practical and efficiently sized for urban driving, while providing spacious accommodations for 5 passengers. Moreover, the new Mirages the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle available in America with an EPA fuel rating of 40 mpg combined city and highway (37 mpg city/44 mpg highway).
With an EPA fuel economy rating of 40 mpg combined/37 mpg city/44 mpg highway (CVT-equipped model; EPA fuel economy rating of 37 mpg combined/34 mpg city/42 mpg highway for the 5-speed manual transmission model), the all-new Mirage is an affordable and stylish hatchback with best-in-class combined fuel efficiency.
And with a low starting MSRP of only $12,995, the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage delivers hybrid-like fuel economy without the additional cost and complexity of a hybrid - while offering a long list of no-cost standard amenities.
Among these features are tilt steering; automatic climate control; power windows with driver's side auto-up/down; power side mirrors; body-colored side mirrors, door handles and tailgate handle; a convenient 60/40 split folding rear seat; keyless entry with panic alarm; variable intermittent wipers; a sporty rear spoiler and a dynamic sounding 4 speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 with USB/iPod® input.
Standard safety features included at no cost on this fuel-sipping 5-door subcompact consist of a comprehensive seven (7) air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) including dual front air bags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, dual side-impact curtain air bags, and a driver's knee air bag; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); and Brake Assist. Hill Start Assist (HSA) is also standard on all continuously-variable transmission-equipped (CVT) models.
Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) is also included on all models. The ASC/TCL helps stabilize the vehicle when it detects skidding and/or when the system detects a loss of traction on slippery road surfaces.
Mitsubishi Motors engineers have fortified the all-new Mirage 5-door with an additional level of driver and passenger protection (the Mirage has seating for 5) in the event of a collision by incorporating the most advanced form of Mitsubishi's Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) impact-absorbing safety cell technology ever. The patented RISE system utilizes a body structure with an impact energy-absorbing front end along with an abundant use of high tensile steel in key areas throughout the platform.
Furthermore, the stylish exterior of the all-new 2014 Mirage was penned using computer-aided design (CAD) software to maximize the 5-door's aerodynamic efficiency for a low 0.28 coefficient of drag. This advanced design/emphasis on aerodynamic efficiency is clearly exhibited in the carefully sculpted corners of the rear bumper and the way the hood gently flows into the A-pillars.
Standard Electric Power Steering (EPS) further aids the fuel efficiency cause while providing the driver with communicative steering feel as well as a sharp turning radius of only 15.1 feet.
The all-new Mirage provides eager acceleration in urban stop-and-go driving along with exemplary highway fuel economy. What's more, an ECO indicator light illuminates to let the driver know when they are driving in a manner that allows for utmost fuel efficiency.
To add an additional touch of vibrancy to Mirage's dynamic exterior styling, there's a total of eight fun and eye-catching colors to choose from including Thunder Gray, Starlight Silver, Cloud White and Mystic Black, along with Mitsubishi Motors fan-selected colors Kiwi Green, Plasma Purple, Infrared and Sapphire Blue in the Mitsubishi Mirage Color Code program.
Every Mirage variant also features thoughtful interior design touches including ergonomically designed driver controls and instrument panel as well as upscale-looking rich high-gloss piano black trim for the center console.
An especially welcome interior design feature is the 60/40 split folding rear seat that allows for plentiful and easily accessed interior cargo volume.
For only $1,200 more than the standard model, the upmarket Mirage ES model features all of the welcome content on the DE while adding eye-catching 14-in. aluminum alloy wheels; front fog lamps; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; FAST (Free-hand Advanced Security Transmitter)-key passive entry; One-Touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; cruise control and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.
Numerous amenity and accessory packages are available including LED Illumination, Rear Park Assist Sensors, Exterior and Chrome Packages, as well as a Navigation Package that includes a SD Card-based navigation system with rearview camera (available on Mirage ES model).
Powering the all-new Mirage is an extremely efficient 1.2-liter 3-cylinder DOHC engine that features the latest version of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) variable valve-timing system that maximizes fuel efficiency and power output while greatly minimizing exhaust emissions. This engine produces 74 bhp and 74 lb.-ft. of torque. Consumers have a choice between a smooth-operating 5-speed manual and an advanced continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with Idle Neutral Logic.
Thanks to its lightweight platform and peppy engine combination, the new Mirage has a better power-to-weight ratio than the Chevrolet Spark.
Rounding out this hot hatchback's remarkable affordability and extreme efficiency is the additional peace of mind that comes with Mitsubishi Motors' impressive warranty: 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited warranty; 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program.
1.2-liter DOHC MIVEC 3-cylinder engine
74 bhp @ 6000 rpm
|Torque:||74 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission:||5-speed manual or continuously-variable transmission (CVT)|
CVT - 37 mpg city/44 mpg highway (40 mpg combined)
Major Standard Features (DE Model)
ES adds over DE:
Navigation Package (ES model) adds: DVD-based navigation system; rearview camera system.
Exterior Package adds: Front bumper corner extensions; side sill extensions; rear bumper corner extensions.
Chrome Package adds: Fog light garnish; lower grille garnish; tailgate garnish.
LED Illumination Package adds: Floor LED illumination (blue); console LED illumination (blue).
Parking Assist Package adds: Rear park assist sensors.
Protection Package adds: Front & rear mudguards; rear bumper protector; body side moldings.
Cargo Package adds: Cargo mat; cargo net.