Pittsburgh: Why the Mitsubishi Mirage Belongs on Your Shopping List

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.

Mitsubishi Mirage, Mirage Pittsburgh, Mitsubishi Pittsburgh

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.

Mitsubishi Mirage, Mirage Pittsburgh, Mitsubishi Pittsburgh

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.

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