Mitsubishi continues to solidify its position as the manufacturer with the most affordable vehicles in the market as it announced the official pricing for the 2021 Mirage. For a hatchback model, buyers will only need to shell out $15,290, the mandatory $995 destination charge included.
The subcompact car may not be the definition of premium comfort and a host of features, but it gets the job done, especially for drivers who are after the efficiency of a car.
The Mirage gets subtle updates for the 2021 model year, both on its hatchback and sedan variants. And while the Mirage G4 sedan is $1,000 more expensive than its five-door siblings, it doesn’t take away from the nameplate the recognition of being one of the cheapest vehicles sold in the United States today.
Some of the changes customers can expect are improved styling and more standard features. These include Mitsubishi’s signature dynamic shield grille, reworked bumpers, as well as L-shaped combination lamps at the rear end of the car. Mitsubishi is also offering two new paint options: White Diamond, which is available across the lineup, and Sand Yellow, which is only available on the Mirage hatchback.
Not to be forgotten are standard safety features such as forward collision mitigation and pedestrian detection systems. A 7-inch screen and infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility also come with the standard price. Customers getting the top-of-the-range SE trim will get LED headlamps, automatic high beams, and lane-departure warning.
As for the interior, Mitsubishi added some stylish details such as upgraded front armrests and a new soft cloth material on frequently touched areas of the vehicle. Too, the new Mirage also gets a special Carbonite Edition, which is great for customers who prefer a sportier look. It comes with a uniquely styled grille, front air dam, and B-pillar decals among other features.
No changes were made in the powertrain, though. The Mirage retains its 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic. EPA ratings are at 36 miles per gallon in city driving and 43 on the highway, and 39 combined, making the Mirage the most efficient gasoline-powered non-hybrid car in the US.