First drive: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage | Driving

25 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on First drive: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage | Driving

With the 2014 Mirage, what you see is you get. And what you get is an efficiently vehicle, one that is great on has an amazing warranty and an affordable tag.

Those are probably its top features. The rest are bonuses.

a starting MSRP of $12,498, the subcompact offers its driver a manual transmission, ABS, windows up front, electric steering, a cargo cover and

Oh and the spoiler around back? standard equipment. It is not just for looks or street credit.

To achieve its impressive .28 coefficient of the rear spoiler is one of the key players, with the patented teardrop roof.

Like the Mirage bar, this vehicle is and bubbly. Well, as bubbly as the three-cylinder engine can facilitate. get too excited when you read it has 74 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque.

You possibly get excited about numbers. I#8217;m not judging

One of the testers, the Plasma Purple might not win pink slips at the but that’s not what it was designed It will, however, get you from A to B, and will do so without hassle and a few will turn. It’s a hue to miss.

Also keep in mind its curb weight is a mere 895 In comparison, the Chevrolet Spark in at 1,029 kg and has room for one less

Speaking of people room. Up the driver and passenger are living the life. In the back, it’s darn good, too. with the front seats as far back as they can go, an average-sized shouldn’t have any issues at home in the second row. legs might not necessarily be an but at least the back seats are for transporting people.

That sound like an inane but there have been of occasions where I’ve had a test vehicle that to facilitate adults in the rear

On the topic of room, with the row seats folded down, is a 487-litre cargo capacity. Not bad for a that’s considered smaller the average subcompact.

Safety to be a hot topic of discussion around vehicles, so Mitsubishi made its pint-size five-door was well to handle life’s unexpected Along with the aforementioned the Mirage comes with a Assist (BA) and Brake System (BOS) along Active Stability Control and Traction Control Logic as standard features, even on the ES model.

Mitsubishi Mirage

So now that we’ve over a few of the Mirage’s fundamental what does it feel when behind the wheel?

It’s a vehicle that the job done and with a twist; the being it comes in a few fun colours. your standard Cloud Starlight Grey, Thunder or Mystic Black, but how about out a Sapphire Blue, Kiwi Infrared or even Plasma If the Mirage doesn’t attract on its own, surely one of the rainbow models will turn

On the neutral-toned and cobble-stoned streets of City, needless to say, wasn’t much flying the radar in Plasma Purple.

Fun for pub trivia: Four of the eight were named by individuals who suggestions on a Facebook contest. you’re contemplating colours Infrared and Kiwi Green, the of the Mirage also has sparkle to it. taken some pre-production out for a spin, it provided a good of its urban commuting capabilities.

Offered with both a manual or a CVT, either works as it should for the tasks at Personal preference sways me to the manual, but the CVT, which an auxiliary gearbox — a fancy way of a weight and fuel saving that is easy to service and in application — isn’t a bad option,

Yes, you have some drone when you accelerate but that’s the case for most displacement engines with particular transmission. Noise, and harshness were manageable, but at their best since were preproduction models. way, very liveable for the point.

Inside, you won’t find too bells and whistles. You’ll get a few of on the top of the line SE Convenience trim, but the are cushy and the utilitarian-style centre and layout have appeal. a back-to-the basics vehicle, is what Mitsubishi sets out to

And it delivers it well.

Overall, the iteration of Mitsubishi Canada’s into the subcompact segment me with a smile on my face. A job done.

The target market the Japanese automaker is going are those who are returning buyers to the with a median age of 54, female and But that doesn’t exclude who is looking for affordable transportation in a little package.

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