2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    37-40 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    74-hp, 1.2-liter I-3 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
  • View more specs

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Value for the money
  • Fuel economy
  • Many available tech features

The Bad

  • Rudimentary cabin materials
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Slow, loud powertrain
  • Anonymous styling
  • Complicated Bluetooth system
  • Backseat passenger room

Notable Features of the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • Entry-level offering from Mitsubishi
  • Five-seat hatchback
  • Tiny three-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • Automatic A/C, power accessories standard
  • Bluetooth, parking sensors, navigation system available

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Mirage is a four-door hatchback with a three-cylinder engine that has an EPA rating of 40 mpg combined with its optional automatic transmission — not simply 40 mpg highway, as many subcompacts promise.The Mirage competes in a niche segment of micro-cars, facing off against competitors such as the Chevrolet Spark, Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo. You might shop it against traditional subcompacts, too, like the Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta. Trim levels for the Mirage include the base DE and uplevel ES.

New for 2015
After its debut for 2014, the Mirage sees only a handful of minor updates for 2015. All models receive a rear-mounted short-pole antenna and chrome accent trim on the climate control and audio system panels. ES models get upgraded seat fabric and side view mirrors with turn indicators.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • Five-door hatchback
  • Body-color power side mirrors
  • Available 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Available fog lamps
  • Available chrome package for fog lights and front bumper inlet

Interior Highlights

  • Four-speaker stereo with USB input
  • Power windows
  • Automatic headlights
  • 60/40-split folding seatbacks
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available cruise control
  • Available steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Available front seat-height adjustment
  • Available keyless access and push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 74-horsepower, 1.2-liter three-cylinder 
  • ...
Vehicle Overview

The Mirage is a four-door hatchback with a three-cylinder engine that has an EPA rating of 40 mpg combined with its optional automatic transmission — not simply 40 mpg highway, as many subcompacts promise.The Mirage competes in a niche segment of micro-cars, facing off against competitors such as the Chevrolet Spark, Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo. You might shop it against traditional subcompacts, too, like the Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta. Trim levels for the Mirage include the base DE and uplevel ES.

New for 2015
After its debut for 2014, the Mirage sees only a handful of minor updates for 2015. All models receive a rear-mounted short-pole antenna and chrome accent trim on the climate control and audio system panels. ES models get upgraded seat fabric and side view mirrors with turn indicators.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • Five-door hatchback
  • Body-color power side mirrors
  • Available 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Available fog lamps
  • Available chrome package for fog lights and front bumper inlet

Interior Highlights

  • Four-speaker stereo with USB input
  • Power windows
  • Automatic headlights
  • 60/40-split folding seatbacks
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available cruise control
  • Available steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Available front seat-height adjustment
  • Available keyless access and push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 74-horsepower, 1.2-liter three-cylinder 
  • Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Seven airbags

 


Latest 2015 Mirage Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(3.9)
Performance
(3.8)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great College Car

by garymyers2112 from Richardson on August 1, 2018

I got this for my Daughter at NTSU. She loves it. Her sister loves it. Her mother lovers it. They are all smaller than I am. I like it but it is a little small for me. It's more like I'm wearing it ... Read full review

(5.0)

car is fantastic just bought it a month ago

by retiredfla from deland fla on June 13, 2018

needed a car my wife and I stopped into dealership and fell in love with this car . I am 6 ft 7in and fit better than my previous cars milage per gallon is great ,air conditioning fantastic . so happy ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
poor
Overall evaluation
poor
Retraints and dummy kinematics
poor
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
poor
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
poor
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mirage received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker