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, 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 and a raspy chorus of lament, 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.
FCW and city-speed AEB with pedestrian detection are standard.