When other cars and SUVS are gulping gas, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is merely sipping it. With the best gasoline-mileage rating in the US, this car is priced less than an average used car.
The Mirage is rated by the federal government at 40 miles-per-gallon in combined city/highway travel. Specifically, the five-seat Mirage with good-sized cargo room of 17.2 cubic feet behind the seats earned a city rating of 37 mpg, while the highway rating is 44 mpg. These numbers are higher than the mileage ratings for many smaller-size cars that have just two seats, such as the Smart fortwo and the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
And the Mirage’s starting price won’t make a dent in your wallet either. It’s the third lowest-priced new car in the US market, with the lowest starting retail price in the $14,000s. In comparison with the Mirage retail prices, the average retail price of a used vehicle in the United States this year is more than $17,000.
So shoppers looking at used cars for inexpensive transportation might want to add a new Mirage with electronic stability control, antilock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, frontal and side air bags, and a driver’s knee airbag to the shopping list.