To read this complete review of the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage visit AutoGuide.comFrom the moment we first laid eyes on the Mirage, we were pessimistic. Forgettable styling, a miniscule engine, a sub-$14k price tag and Mitsubishi's penchant for low-rent interiors -- none of it boded well for the baby Mitsubishi, nor did the fact that the Mirage was originally designed for developing markets like Thailand, where it is built.
And yet point-by-point, the Mirage makes a passable attempt to address all of our concerns.
The Mirage's body was designed for aerodynamics rather than style. The shape may be plain, but Mitsu has dressed it up with bright paint colors named by their Facebook fans: Plasma Purple, Kiwi Green, Sapphire Blue and Infra-Red. (The less-adventurous can get their Mirage in black, white, gray or silver.) 14-inch wheels – the smallest we've seen on a new car in recent memory -- and tall, skinny tires help mask the Mirage's tiny size, which is 4-inches longer than a Chevy Spark but a foot shorter than a Honda Fit.