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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

The latest Mitsubishi Mirage looks like it would be a nice small car to have parked up the driveway in the city.  It has had a makeover and looks better proportioned and beefier than its predecessors.  Mitsubishi are great small engine specialists and with a sparkling 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, the 57 kW and 100 Nm go along way to a thrifty commuting drive.

The little Mirage is a car that is made for city and town travel, and in this environment it really is a perfect runabout.  The Hatchback design is small in its dimensions, so slipping in and out of parks is just so easy.  Depending on the model (ES or LS), it weighs in at either side of 900 kgs, the LS being the slightly heavier of the two.  It is front-wheel-drive, and it has a relatively refined driveline that feels well put together.  The CVT does a good job of keeping the engine in the optimum zone for best acceleration when you take off at the lights, climbing an incline, coasting along at the various speed limits, and doing all this with excellent fuel efficiency.  A 5-speed gearbox is also an option, and, in most respects, I prefer the manual gearbox for this wee car.  The manual shifter has a zippier driving feel, and the shift is good, matching well with the power, enabling you to dictate how hard the engine has to work for you.

It is a small car, so it does jiggle a bit when it finds the bumps in the road.  I believe this could be fixed with a wider tyre and a softer pressure.  The Mitsubishi Mirage is definitely not the fastest car on the planet, probably being close to one of the slowest of the modern fleet. However, if you’re not a hoon and don’t do big motorway miles then this lack of speed is not a problem at all.  You should see around 4.5–6 litres/100 km for the car’s economy figures – depending on your drive, of course.  New 2022 Mirage models have CO2 emissions that average out to being less than 120 g/km.

Your new Mitsubishi Mirage will always be a reliable companion; Mitsubishi have always been a star performer in this area of car ownership.  In a time when it seems that costs are on the rise, the Mitsubishi Mirage will be there to help keep the running costs down at the pump, down for servicing, and low for any repairs.  Small Mitsubishi cars often feature highly in top reliability surveys, and the Mirage will easily see out a relatively trouble-free 250,000 km or more with proper servicing.  Buy a new 2022 model of the Mitsubishi Mirage, and you’ll enjoy a 5 year/100,000 km warranty and one year of roadside assistance.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

What’s new for the latest Mirage?  You now get a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.  Automatic city braking is a standard item now, and lane-departure warnings are an option.  The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage (G4 edition) is now available in an exclusive Black Edition trim – complete with stunning standard 15-inch black alloy wheels, a black roof spoiler and black side-mirror caps.  Vibrant red grille accents and a leather steering wheel with red stitching give it an even more sophisticated and racy look.

Slip inside the little Mirage, and the seats remain supportive and generally comfortable.  The dash is conveniently laid out with a minimal approach and with fuss-free controls.  Having the 7.0-inch touchscreen as standard brings a modern spark to the otherwise nice looking, plain, and functional interior.  Front seat passengers enjoy plenty of space for getting the right seating position, albeit in a small hatch way.  Rear seat passengers will find things tight, especially if you’re older than 12–years.  Cargo space is very good for this class of car, and, in the hatchback version, you get 487 litres to fill with the rear seat upright and 1331 litres with it folded down.

The Mitsubishi Mirage was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2013, and was tested by ANCAP back in 2014 where it scored 5-stars.  This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants, including the sedan launched in 2014 through to 2020.  Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.  IIHS crash testing of the Mirage granted it “Marginal” in the front overlap test designed to simulate an impact with oncoming traffic.  As with any tiny or small car like the Mirage, the city and town environment where speeds are mostly below 70 km/h is the best place for driving a car of this type.  Understand that the Mirage and other little cars like it are made specifically for the urban jungle.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan

The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage has some refreshed exterior looks that are stylish, boasting some great new technology, and decent load carrying space in Hatch form.  A sedan is also available, though boot space is small.

Keep your running costs low with purchasing a new 2022 Mirage, kicking it all off with enjoying its very low purchase price.  With all its defining features, the Mitsubishi Mirage starts to look very attractive as a city car commuter.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatch

The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage models include the:

  • Mirage ES
  • Mirage LS

For any more information on a new Mitsubishi Mirage or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mitsubishi dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!