2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE vs. ES Trim Levels
The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is an excellent car at an excellent value. It is a compact car that offers a surprising amount of interior space, both for passengers and for cargo. The 2015 Mirage also gets a phenomenal 37 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway, helping to bring down the overall costs of ownership. Plus, you can't beat the sales price: A model $12,995, something that just about every family can afford.
The Mirage comes loaded with all kinds of great features, including active stability control to prevent tire slippage, seven airbags for greater crash protection, and a reinforced body construction that absorbs impact during a crash.
The Mirage is safe, it's stylish, and it's comfortable. It's an exceptional car that offers everything you need in the base model. However, there are a couple of trim levels that allow you greater control over the options you get, allowing you to add convenience and luxury features that you might want.
If you are shopping for a Mitsubishi in Miami, consider stopping in to Miami Lakes Mitsubishi and checking out these trim levels:
The Mirage DE is the base model, and it includes everything that is mentioned above, including the phenomenal fuel efficiency. The DE has forward-wheel drive, four doors, a hatchback, and room for five passengers.
Features included with the Mirage DE include power windows and locks, keyless entry, a panic alarm, power side-view mirrors, and automatic climate control. The entertainment system includes four speakers, a 140-watt stereo system with a CD player, USB connectivity for phones and other personal electronics, and an auxiliary jack.
The steering wheel is tilt only, and the DE includes electric power steering assist. Drivers will find this makes handling a breeze and allows them to make quick turns to react to emergencies.
The rear seats are high back for comfort, but they fold down completely to provide more room in the hatchback area. The seats have a 60/40 split that allows drivers some control over loading cargo. Just fold down the smaller seat if you want to make a little room or fold down the larger seat if you need more space. Of course, if you don't have a rear passenger, you can fold down both seats to maximize the space.
The Mirage DE comes with 14-inch steel wheels and hubcaps. Not only are the wheels attractive, but they are durable and rust-resistant. Alloy wheels are available as a stand-alone option.
The base model Mirage DE starts at $12,995 with the five-speed manual transmission. However, if you want to upgrade to the continuously variable transmission (CVT), the price starts at $14,095. Some drivers prefer the control they get from the manual transmission, but others prefer the smooth performance of the CVT. Plus, the CVT makes it a bit easier to navigate hills and tricky spaces, like parallel parking in a busy city.
Additional options packages are available that allow you to customize your Mirage and add more luxury features.
The Mitsubishi Mirage ES has the same engine and fuel economy of the DE, but it comes with many more features that improve the driving experience.
The interior includes an upgrade with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob and other leather trim. Carpeted floor mats are included, the door handles are chrome plated, and the center panel is a glossy black. There are also silver accents throughout the cabin. Other interior features include front room and cargo lights, a tachometer gauge cluster, a front door trim with pockets, a floor center console with cup holders, and a rear shelf.
Audio controls are mounted right on the steering wheel for a more streamlined look as well as convenience for navigating the entertainment system while driving. Bluetooth controls are also included on the steering wheel, allowing you to make hands-free calls while driving and to manage music uploaded on your phone.
Power features include intermittent front and rear windshield wipers, side-view mirrors, a six-way adjustable driver's seat, four-way adjustable front passenger's seat, rear heater floor ducts, automatic climate control, rear window defroster with timer, power windows and power doors. It also includes push-button start and keyless entry with panic alarm.
The ES doesn't just have USB ports; it also has a 12-volt accessory outlet to support more devices. It includes all the entertainment features as the DS model.
Exterior features include color-keyed bumpers, side mirrors, door handles and tail gate handle. It has a rear spoiler, higher rear stop light, a lower side air dam, halogen head lights and fog lights.
Safety features include an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, active stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, seat occupant sensors for the air bags, seven airbags including a driver's side knee airbag, three-point seat belts, head restraints, height-adjustable seat belts, and child safety door locks. The ES also uses the reinforced body construction of the DE.
Many features are available on the ES as options, such as a rearview camera and hill start assist. Of course, you can also invest in optional packages that customize your ride even further.
No matter what trim level you choose, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is an exceptional value. Not only is it affordable, but it also offers a wide range of excellent standard features that improve the performance of the car, its safety and your driver convenience. Whether you choose the DE or ES trim level, the Mirage offers a great set of features.
Miami Lakes Mitsubishi offers some of the best deals on the 2015 Mirage in the area. If you are shopping for a Mitsubishi in Miami, we encourage you to visit our lot to view our phenomenal selection and to take a test drive. Not only do we have great deals, but we also offer great financing terms to help you fit the right car in your budget. Visit us today to learn more about the Mirage or another great Mitsubishi model.