2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

148.8” x 59.4”


Front-wheel drive



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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • DE


  • ES


  • RF


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage?

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is a front-wheel-drive four-door hatchback with seating for five. It comes in three trim levels: DE, ES and RF. It competes against models such as the Chevrolet Spark, Smart ForTwo, Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and Scion iQ.

What's New on the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage?

The 2015 Mirage receives a few small updates for the new model year. It now features a rear-mounted short-pole antenna as well as chrome accent trim around the audio system and climate control panels. Those who opt for the ES trim will have upgraded seat fabric plus side mirrors with turn signal indicators.

How Does the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Compare to Other Hatchbacks?

The ES model is well-equipped with sophisticated features such as push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity and keyless entry. There are also a variety of optional amenities that are not often available on vehicles at this price like parking sensors and navigation. Although this vehicle is affordable and achieves its goal of getting passengers from point A to point B, there are better options on the market like the more spacious Nissan Versa Note.

What Features in the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Are Most Important?

The Mitsubishi Mirage is powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that generates 74 horsepower. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Significant standard features include body-colored side mirrors, a four-speaker stereo, power windows, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks and automatic headlights. Notable options include 14-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

As required on all new vehicles for this model year, the Mirage is outfitted with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. It has five additional standard airbags.

Should I Buy the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage?

Although it provides good value for the money as well as impressive available features and fuel economy figures, it is lacking in several other important areas like performance, styling, space and cabin quality.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


200,000+ miles and still going!

This car is great for a first car! I’ve gotten this car as 16 year old brand new in 2015. Since then I had many oil changes and tire rotations. I use this car for transportation of friends and family, going to work and school. As of today I have over 200,000+ miles on this and it is still going strong. With me getting around 39-45mpg every day. (Back when gas was under a dollar I only paid $7 for a fill up. Now it’s $20 so definitely worth it instead of paying $40-$80 per fill up.) The only issue I have with it is the check engine light is on and doing diagnostics it has emissions issues with a small leak. The inside you get a basic radio I suggest getting a Bluetooth audio receiver so you can listen to your own music on your phone. Driving at night is one of the worst things in this car. You get blinded every time you go past a car in the opposite lanes. Also the cloth seats are amazing your xxx is never frozen compared to a leather seat.


Transmission will begin to fail after 140k miles

We purchased this car in 2017, after we lost our Kia Rio from a deer. It was 2 years old and only had 7k miles. We commute 90 miles round trip. Up until now, we had no issues as we made sure to maintain oil changes, brake pads, tires, etc...Now the transmission is failing on us as we are approaching 144k miles. We were warned by more than one person that the transmission will likely be the first to go, but at the time we were in no position to shop around as this one became available from the dealership immediately and they gave us a 100k warranty. It is a great little car with great gas mileage but will not be worth the price of replacing the transmission. We decided to go back to the Kia dealership and traded this in for a brand new Kia Rio.


Most reliable car ever.

Fantastic gas mileage, literally haven’t done anything but oil changes, front brake pads and a set of tires to this car since purchasing it new in 75k miles. I call it a little energizer bunny it just keeps going and going.. the iPod interface is great. I would definitely recommend a newer Mirage as it comes with so much even in its most basic trim level like cruise control back up camera and so much more ..you can go over 300 miles on $15 of gas ..tires are expensive though because they are an awkward size that no other car uses.

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Based on the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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