Its rock-bottom sticker price and thrifty fuel economy of 37 mpg overall conjure an image of a practical and economical runabout.
But that mirage quickly dissipates when driving this tiny, tinny car.
Since its introduction, minor updates, including a 2021 freshening, have brought a sedan body style, a hint more power, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, along with upgraded brakes.
Yet those enhancements don't mask the weak, vibrating three-cylinder engine that delivers sluggish acceleration or the car's clumsy handling.
Though it's relatively roomy, the depressing cabin feels drab, cheap, and-insubstantial.
In the end, there is no compelling reason to buy a Mirage, and for the same price, many much better used cars are available.
AEB with pedestrian detection and FCW are standard.