Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

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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
The list just goes on and on! Now, as for the whole experience, this was quite an adventure. When we first seen the vehicle, we were quite shocked at how small it was or at least I was. We have a van and when we seen the Mirage, it was like looking at a little sports car. I called it a clown car even though it's not one, lol. When looking at the vehicle, it looks small on the outside, but surprisingly it's quite a spacious vehicle on the inside. I honestly wasn't expecting there to be so much room.

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
Our overall rating with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, we'd have to say that it's about a 7-8. I love the color of the car, the features, the space and of course the gas mileage. I will say it's better than the vehicles we've owned in the past. And I'll admit, I was bummed to see it go when STI came to pick it up. I guess you can say I was starting to feel attached. Maybe, just maybe, I might consider getting a Mirage.

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.

20 comments:

  1. What a cute little car!! Love that it gets great gas mileage and that its easy to adjust to your liking. NOt a fan of the sharp turn flip over feel tho :(

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    1. It is a cute car! It has basically everything a car owner would want, but it's a bit light weight. Other than that, this car would be perfect for those that prefer something small and compact. I started getting attached it a few days into reviewing it, lol.

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  2. I like this vehicle. I love that it is four door and has great gas mileage. So pretty. Thank you for sharing

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    1. The gas mileage is one of the best things about this vehicle!

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  3. I've never considered a Mitsubishi for a car but when it's time, I'll include it. I LOVE keyless entry to the car but not sure I would like to start a car without a key...that would take getting used to!

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    1. You know, it did take my husband a bit to get used to the keyless entry and keyless start, but after a while, he was starting to enjoy it.

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  4. Actually after reading your review of the Mitsubishi, I think I will check it out. Love the gas milage

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    1. It is a great vehicle and I miss it a lot, lol.

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  5. Gas milage is huge for alort of people. I have had a smaller car before and I can't go back ;)

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    1. Yes, gas mileage is a big thing when it comes to buying a vehicle. This car is amazing on gas and it's a nice little compact car. It took us a bit to get used to it's features, but compared to what we have right now, I'd have to say the Mitsubishi was outstanding!

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  6. This is a nice car, I like the color and how good the gas mileage is! But I have to use a key to get into my car, and I need a bigger car. But if I could this would be a great second car to have for the gas mileage and driving to work!

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    1. It surprisingly is a great car. My first impressions on the car was that it's small and the keyless entry and button start was more or less iffy. But, once my husband and I got used to the car, we loved it. It was a great experience for us. Even though I didn't drive it, I fell in love with the features and of course the gas mileage on the vehicle. The color of the car is adorable as well and they do come in many more colors.

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  7. I've heard a lot of good things about Mitsubishi cars, and I really like that it has such good gas mileage.

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    1. That's the one thing that everyone looks for in a vehicle and I can say that the gas mileage for this car is outstanding!

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  8. I am loving this car! So cute and such a pretty color too!

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  9. I love the color of this car. It would be weird to have no keys to a car, but I am always looking for mine. This gets great gas mileage.

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    1. The color is great and yes, the gas mileage is amazing!

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  10. I love this color and gas mileage. the improvements to cars nowadays are incredible. we had a Mitubishi over 30 years ago and the car has changed a lot.

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    1. The gas mileage is great and that's the one thing that we love about the Mirage!

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