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Subcompact cars! Wait…what’s a subcompact car? It’s a smaller version of a compact car. What’s a compact car? A medium-sized car. Yeah, the definitions are very loose. So why not have an example, or three, of what a good sub-compact car is? Mitsubishi has three types of subcompact cars – the Mitsubishi Mirage, Mirage G4, and Mitsubishi i-Miev.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
So first up, let’s talk about Mitsubishi’s Mirage. Averaging 37 mpg in the city, and 43 mpg on the highway, it is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class. How is it so fuel efficient? It has a 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC 12-valve 3-cylinder engine coupled with a 5-speed CVT transmission.
“MIVEC” is the name given to Mitsubishi’s variable valve timing design, a process that optimizes a vehicle’s performance, as well as increases its fuel economy. As for the CVT transmission, CVT standards for continuous variable transmission, a design that allows the vehicle to switch between gears at different speeds without losing power or expending extra fuel. Hence, the high fuel economy on the Mirage.
High fuel efficiency isn’t the only thing great about the Mirage though. Its features are plenty, and they all start with the base trim, the Mirage ES. Inside are convenient features like automatic climate control, FAST key entry system, and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system for keeping eyes on the road while able to safely take important calls.