Before I start giving you all my review on this vehicle, I just want to let you all know that everything in this review is honest, I was not paid at all for my review, this review is not meant to be taken personal or in any way discriminate the Mitsubishi brand and what not. I feel like I should let you guys know this before hand. The reason why is because the review I'm doing right here is by far the BIGGEST review I've ever done! I mean, this right here has been the best experience and of course opportunity ever. I know we only had the vehicle for a week, but still! I have STI and Mitsubishi to thank.
Onto the review!
The vehicle I received to review and test drive was the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. Well... technically I didn't get to test drive it, my husband did. So I'll fill you in on what he thought of the Mirage. Anyways, the Mirage we received was in between the basic and the fancy dancy one. The Mirage has a key-less entry which made things weird for us I guess you can say. We're so behind on today's tech and all these new features that cars have now... I feel like the cavemen did when they figured out how to make a fire. Here are some pictures of the Mitsubishi Mirage and all the juicy details will be below.
As for the vehicle specs, I'm going to just leave a link HERE so you can get all the info you need and what not. There's so much this vehicle has to offer and if I were to type it all here, the post would be never ending. Here are a few things I will add:
- 4 Door, 5 Passenger Seating
- Vehicle come in 8 fun and has over two dozen accessory options
- 37 City and 44 Highway with customer reported 50+ MPG
- 7 airbags including drives knee impact airbag
- #1 Ranking in Cars.com's "New Cars for Penny Pinchers"
- Awarded for "best all around performance" and "best environmental performance" in the mini compact class by-automotive science group
- Named to the American Council for energy efficient economy's greatest vehicles list
We have three kids and two of them are in booster seats. One of the booster seats is bulky while the other is just a regular ol' booster. With the boosters in the back of the car, all three kids were nice and snug in the back. They weren't packed in there like sardines in a can. There was just enough space to fit all three of them in there perfectly. The only difference between the van and the Mirage was that when the kids were sitting so close together rather then spread out, the fought more and that got annoying. Kids will be kids I guess...
Now, with the key-less entry, I didn't care for that much. My husband said that he didn't mind it, but I'd rather have a key to get in the car and a key to start the vehicle. But, if you think about it, going key-less in a way can be ideal. I don't know how many times the key for the van would get stuck in the ignition and it would take quite a while to get the darn thing out. Um... yeah... I can't think of any other reason why going key-less would be better. I don't drive, so I don't think about these things, lol.
Alrighty now. I mentioned space, the key-less entry... What else is there? Oh, there are a few features in the Mirage that I liked a lot! The car has bluetooth which is quite nice. You can hook up your device to the car and play your favorite tunes. Another feature would be the blinkers on the sides of the mirrors. AND, trunk space was a lot bigger than I thought it would be. When looking at the car from the side and the back, it doesn't even look like you can put anything in the trunk. But, once you've opened the trunk and seen the amount of space there is, you'd be quite surprised. The vehicle is smooth on the road. I don't recall us bouncing around when we went over any bumps. Uhmmm.... I can't think of anything else right now...
Here's what my husband thought of the vehicle:
- Great Gas Mileage
- The air conditioning and heater work great
- You have a visual on how much gas you have in the tank and it tells you how many miles you can go with that gas before it runs out
- It was fairly simple to adjust the mirrors
- The gear clutch was easy to maneuver
- Starting the car isn't as bad as some would think. It does take some getting used to, but once you've gotten the hang of it, it's not so bad.
- The car is great on the highway, but the car feels like it'll flip over on sharp turns.
- It's a light and compact vehicle
- It does alright when driving on snow. You have to be careful with the turns. But that's with any vehicle unless it's a 4x4
Disclaimer: The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage was reviewed by my husband and I. We were given the opportunity to review this vehicle for 1 week in exchange for our honest opinion.