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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

$3,922 — $12,834 USED
Hatchback
5 Seats
37-40 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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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 optiona... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
44 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.9)
Performance
(3.8)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great gas efficient commuter

by Crowsunset from Hillsdale, WI on October 26, 2018

Meets and exceeds all basic needs in an economy car and price-wise is hard to beat. Small but comfortable and functional, and is also fun to drive Read full review

(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

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage currently has 2 recalls


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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mitsubishi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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

  • Powertrain

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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