While the Mitsubishi Mirage, Subaru Impreza, Mazda3, and Ford Fiesta might appear to be on the same playing field, a brief comparison of some key features reveals only one winner. Discover which model is the best option when it comes to cargo volume, efficiency, warranty, and price.
The Mirage provides more cargo volume than its three competitors, supplying 47 cubic feet of maximum cargo space when you fold the rear seats flat. The Ford Fiesta comes in with 12.8 cubic feet, while the Mazda3 and Impreza get 12.4 cubic feet and 12.3 cubic feet, respectively.
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While subcompacts have an overall reputation for being eco-friendly, only one of these four models dominates when it comes to mileage. If benefiting the planet is one of your core values, go with the Mirage, which yields up to 43 mpg on the highway.1 The best efficiency ratings for the Impreza, Mazda3, and Fiesta are notably less. The first two achieve 38 mpg on the highway, while the Fiesta yields 37.
The Mirage easily trumps the Impreza, Mazda3, and Fiesta when it comes to extensive warranties. The Mitsubishi subcompact provides the peace of mind of a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 7-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty.2 The Impreza, Mazda3, and Fiesta provide significantly less coverage: a 36-month, 36,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty; 60-month, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty; and a 60-month warranty.
The base trim of the Mirage has an MSRP of $13,395.3 The second most affordable option is the Ford Fiesta at $14,205 while the Mazda3 and Impreza come in a bit higher at $18,095 and $18,495, respectively.
Not only is the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage distinctly more affordable than its three rivals, but it also gets higher marks for cargo volume, efficiency, and warranty coverage. Test-drive this rewarding vehicle when you visit us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.
1EPA estimate only. Your mileage will vary. 2At Mitsubishi, we are so confident in the quality, reliability and durability of the cars we build that we back our passenger cars and sport utility vehicles with very extensive warranties. This list is headed by a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable New Vehicle Limited Warranty and 5-years/Unlimited miles Roadside Assistance (i-MiEV comes with 3-years/36,000 miles Roadside Assistance). All Mitsubishi models come with a 7-year/100,000 mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty. Excludes Lancer Evolution and i-MiEV, which come with a transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles and a transferable New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 3-years/36,000 miles. 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty applies only to the original owner of new, retailed 2015 - 2018 models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. See retailer for limited warranty terms and conditions. 3Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Mitsubishi retailer for details.