The Mitsubishi Mirage has been completely redone for the 2017 model year. This subcompact took an entire year off just to get a make over from the expert designers and engineers at Mitsubishi. It still has the great fuel economy that it did previously but it also has a lot of new upgrades and plenty of improvements that will make any Mirage owner as happy as can be.
Some of the things you’ll notice right away are the new bumper, interior materials, headlights and taillights. Even the engine got a makeover – a power increase of four more horsepower that is noticeable from the first time you step on the accelerator. When the Mirage first came out in 2014 it became the second most popular model in Mitsubishi’s automotive line up. However, even though this subcompact was quite competitive, the People at Mitsubishi felt it could do much better. So, they pulled it from the sales floor for a whole year and went back to the drawing board and to the customers to see how it could be improved.
Well, apparently, the research worked because the Mirage was improved in all the right places and it is back to its highly competitive self. Besides the obvious upgrades mentioned above, the Mirage also received some very nice mechanical improvements. There’s a new steering wheel that fits like a glove and is attractive to even the most hardcore automotive critics. There are also larger brakes on all four wheels along with hill-start assist, a manual transmission and revised suspension. Technology upgrades are also evident with the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which brings this hatchback up to par with the rest of the automotive technical world.
There are three trim levels in the Mirage: the ES, SE and GT. The base model is the ES, which offers 14-inch wheels, LED taillights, a Rear spoiler, power accessories, automatic headlights, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, USB and audio inputs and a four-speaker sound system.
The SE trim level offers a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel fog lights, cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and Bluetooth connectivity.
The GT model gets you 15-inch alloy wheels. Heated front seats, Xenon headlights and all the features mentioned in the earlier two trim levels. This very economical hatchback can be test driven at Lone Star Mitsubishi.