The Mitsubishi Mirage lives up to its name. While its low price and good fuel economy may conjure up an inviting image of a good, economical runabout, the illusion quickly dissipates when you drive this regrettable car.
A three-cylinder engine powers the Mirage. In an effort to make the car palatable, Mitsubishi fitted a rather impressive list of standard features. However, the car is way too slow and noisy to effectively compete in this competitive class.
Our high-trim ES looks OK on paper, with its keyless push-button ignition, cruise control, automatic climate system, 140-watt audio system, and Bluetooth capability. It also has a compliant ride and a surprisingly accommodating rear seat.