Its rock-bottom sticker price and thrifty fuel economy of 37 mpg overall conjures an inviting image of an economical runabout. But that mirage quickly dissipates when you drive this tiny, tinny car. Minor updates for 2017 bring a sedan body style, a hint more power, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with supposedly upgraded brakes and improvements to the handling. Yet those enhancements won't mask the weak, vibrating three-cylinder engine that delivers sluggish acceleration and a raspy chorus of lament. While relatively roomy, the depressing cabin feels drab, cheap, and insubstantial. The Mirage is a weak contender among new small cars, and for the money, there are many much-better used cars.