I had the pleasure of driving around in the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for one week in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage!
A lot of people are not fans of small cars mainly because they think that they aren’t safe. But with new technology comes new options including safety features. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of those examples. Small as it may seem, it is filled with tons of room in the both the front and cargo areas. I recently had the pleasure of testing out the Mitsubishi Lancer, which was extremely impressed by, so I was looking forward to testing out the Mirage.
The first impression I got of the Mitsubishi Mirage was that it would be perfect for first time drivers, teenagers and seniors. It’s compact enough for first time drivers to learn to drive easily but still holds of plenty of room for grand parents to carry precious cargo, like my grand kids and sporty looking for the teenage drivers but not too fast for them to go speeding around.
Listed below, I will share with you my 5 favorite features:
1. RISE (REINFORCED IMPACT SAFETY EVOLUTION) BODY CONSTRUCTION: This by far has to be at the top of the list. One of the reasons most people do not like small cars is for fear of an accident. RISE utilizes crumple zones that absorb energy during high impact collisions which includes side impact door beams. You not only feel safer but also have that peace of mind should a collision occur.
2. 7 AIRBAG SAFETY SYSTEM INCLUDING DRIVER’S KNEE AIRBAG: Besides the RISE Body Construction, 7 Airbags also leaves you with knowing that should something happen, you have that extra level of protection. With the standard airbags, front, front-seat-mounted, and side-curtain airbags, they have added a seventh to protect the drivers knees and lower body.
3. MOST FUEL EFFICIENT NON-HYBRID GAS VEHICLE IN THE US: Even though the price of gas has dropped dramatically in the past couple months, it’s almost a given that it will go back. Still everyone is trying to save where ever they can, so purchasing a car that gets an average of 40 miles per gallon, should be on the top of everyone’s list. 37 mpg/city and 44 mpg/highway are some great numbers for a non hybrid vehicle. Of course, it all depends on the driver.
4. ONE TOUCH START/STOP ENGINE SWITCH: This is a no brainer! I still wonder why all vehicles don’t have this. Keep the “Fast Key” in your pocket or purse, put your foot on the brake and press the button to start the car. It doesn’t get any easier than that. As long as you have the key with you, you can unlock and lock your car with the press of a button.
5. PRICE AND COLOR OPTIONS: How many vehicles do you know of that start at $14,095 and gets good gas mileage? I can’t name any! More and more people are purchasing vehicles as graduation presents for their children. You don’t want to break the bank yet you want them to be safe and not have a money pit. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is the perfect vehicle and value for your money. I haven’t even told you about the color options yet….it comes in four vibrant colors including the perfect color for me….Plasma Purple! I did love the color of the one I test drove which was Infrared but is also available in Sapphire Blue and Kiwi Green. Of course, if you don’t want to stand out, it also comes in Cloud White, Mystic Black, Starlight Silver and Thunder Gray.
6. Plenty of room in the cargo area to transport whatever you need to. The back seat is a 60/40 split, put one down, both or none!
The optional wing can also help to get better gas mileage.
7. The navigation system can tell you tons of information including sunset and sunrise, a calculator, your fuel consumption and so much more. How many other cars do you know of that do that?
8. The optional wing can also help to get better gas mileage.
Okay, so that was more than 5. Consider them a bonus.
I must admit that there were a couple things that I think could be improved upon. One is the center console, I normally lean on it when getting inside a vehicle and to adjust myself, so even though I knew there wasn’t one…I still went to lean on it. I also felt that it lacked a bit of power upon acceleration but with it being a 3 cylinder, I suppose that is to be expected. But then again, everyone has their own opinion and these things might not matter to some.
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