The 2024 Mitsubishi Mirage prioritizes affordability and value. It stands out as one of the few vehicles priced below $20,000, offering excellent value, low ownership costs, and impressive fuel efficiency. Available as either a four-door hatchback or a four-door sedan known as the Mirage G4, it provides more interior space and cargo capacity than one might expect from a subcompact car. Notably, the Mirage surpasses its primary competitor, the Nissan Versa sedan, in terms of rear seat legroom and fuel efficiency.
While the Versa boasts more power, quicker acceleration, and a more upscale interior, the Mirage’s cabin is attractive with a clean, modern design, though it’s not overly luxurious. The driver’s seat is comfortable, controls are straightforward, and a gated shifter adds a sporty touch. The high-end SE model even includes heated front seats and keyless ignition, although the engine start/stop button’s placement to the left of the steering wheel may take some getting used to. The 7-inch touchscreen is appropriately sized for a car of this stature, and the climate controls are well thought out.
Moreover, the Mirage offers one of the industry’s best warranties, providing 10-year/100,000-mile coverage for its powertrain, surpassing what you’d typically find in vehicles like the Versa or more expensive small cars like the Mini Hardtop or Honda Civic. Additionally, every new Mirage comes with a 2-year/30,000-mile maintenance program, encompassing three services within the initial two years of ownership, including oil and filter changes and tire rotations.
With all models priced well below $20,000, the 2024 Mitsubishi Mirage presents an appealing option for budget-conscious new-car shoppers.