With Mitsubishi Motors revamping its SUV and crossover lineup, eventually replacing the flagship with the Eclipse Cross PHEV, we can sense some forgetfulness for other vehicles. The Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 are still a testament to a vehicle that’s low in price, and can offer plenty of fuel economy, but little changes came in 2021, but if it’s not broke, don’t fix it, yeah? Read on about the good ol’ 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage.
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Some trim options may change, and after Mitsubishi expanded the lineup with some trim changes, and we expect the same for 2023. That means a 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5MT (5-speed manual transmission), ES CVT (continuously variable transmission), LE, SE, and BE. Powertrain also remains the same, with a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine under the hood. Capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque, this engine has been optimized with Mitsubishi Motors’ brand of variable valve timing technology (VVT) for that great fuel economy.
Most trims capitalize on fuel economy with a CVT, standard, offering 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. The ES trim comes with a 5-speed manual transmission standard, and delivers a fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Consumers can upgrade to automatic, if they so choose.
Options for the exterior have always been pretty fair. With a new look since 2022, the Mirage looks sporty and sleek, and rides on 14- or 15-inch wheels, depending on the trim. Most of the lineup comes with halogen headlights and LED taillights, but for optimal illumination in the back and front, the SE was the last reported trim to come with LED headlights as well. The SE and BE trim also come with automatic headlights.
Consumers can expect a number of standard features, making the interior of the golden hatchback stand out. Standard features include a 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, automatic climate control, a split-rear folding bench seat, rear heater floor ducts, steering wheel audio and phone controls, and steering wheel voice recognition control. Cloth upholstery makes up the standard seating trim, and like the exterior, a little extra is kept for the SE, with a combination of fabric and leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The BE also comes with a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with red stitching.
The interior setup is just as nice as the tech. Standard across the lineup is a 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system, offering AM/FM Radio Bluetooth wireless tech, and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability on a four-speaker sound system. The only change SE gets is FAST-key entry and push-button start for keyless convenience – helpful during those rainy days in South Florida.
Safety Features and Warranty
Every 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage comes with a number of standard safety features, such as an 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, a rearview camera, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and built with Mitsubishi’s signature RISE body construction. Advanced safety features include forward collision mitigation system with pedestrian control, and a lane departure warning system on the SE trim.
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.