While Mitsubishi Motors continues to build its lineup in Japan and other countries overseas, the North American market has mostly SUVs. The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan add a little variety to the product line, but rumors overseas suggest one or both of these models may be coming to an end. With the automaker switching over to electric vehicles (EVs) and pushing the Outlander PHEV for 2022 and 2023, some changes may come, but these models continue to return every year. Check out the specs for the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage.
78 Max. 1.2-liter MIVEC Smartphone Link Display
Horsepower Avail. Engine Type Avail. Tech
Made up of four trims for 2023, the Mitsubishi Mirage ES CVT is the base, followed by the LE, SE, and BE trims. All trims are powered by a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine, capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options have a slight upgrade.
Driving and Handling
Doing away with manual transmission on the 2023 Mirage model, every trim comes with INVECS-III continuously variable transmission (CVS). This can be the difference between a vehicle that sputters when changing gears or shifts seamlessly on the road. With the powertrain the same across the lineup, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage has a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
With a four-tier spread, upgraded features like automatic headlights start with the SE (Special Edition) of the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage, and LED taillights are a lineup standard. Only the SE comes with exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators and LED headlights. Halogen is the standard for the rest of the lineup. The BE trim comes with some blacked out appearance features, such as the “Black Edition” badge, black wheel locks and lug nuts, a black roof spoiler, and black side mirrors. The SE and BE trim come with rain sensing wipers, and ride on 15-inch alloy wheels. The ES CVT and LE ride on 14-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage comes standard with a six-way adjustable driver seat and a four-way adjustable passenger seat. Cloth upholstery is the standard, with a combination of fabric and synthetic leather on the SE Edition - plus heated front seats. Both the SE and BE trims come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, the BE has red stitching. All trims come with automatic climate control.
Keeping the technology mostly the same, a 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system is the standard across the lineup, consisting of a four-speaker system, AM/FM Radio Bluetooth wireless tech, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability, steering wheel audio and phone controls, and steering wheel voice recognition control.
Safety and Security
Every 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage comes with advanced dual-stage airbags (including the driver’s knee airbag), three-point seatbelts, anti-locking brakes, active stability control and traction systems, a LATCH child seat tether system, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and are built with Mitsubishi’s signature RISE body construction. Advanced safety features have become standard in many models, such as a Forward Collision Mitigation system with Pedestrian Detection. The SE trim comes with Lane Departure Warning as well.
All Mitsubishi vehicles are covered by a basic limited warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles, 7 years or 100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage, and roadside assistance.