The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage is a subcompact car that is available with few trims. A three-cylinder engine is offering a good performance for the hatchback model and the interior is equipped with latest tech features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the other hand, Mirage comes up short against its competitors in almost all other categories.
The exterior is aging but is still acceptable, the interior includes some hard plastic materials, however, the ride is fun and comfortable. The 2019 model gets a new touchscreen, Bluetooth, and even a rearview camera as a standard.
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Exterior Design and Colors
The upcoming 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage offers exterior that is not as charming as before. This hatchback includes a large chrome grille up front and the lower bumper is beautiful y designed. The trunk offers decent cargo area and the rear seats can be folded flat for additional cargo space.
The new exterior colors are Wine Red and Infrared Orange that are very pleasing to the eye. This four-door hatchback is among the smallest cars in subcompact segment and only Chevy Spark is smaller. The 2019 Mirage is 10.2 inches shorter than the Ford Fiesta and the wheelbase is 1.5 inches shorter as well.
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Interior will get a plenty of features
The interior of an all-new 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage gained new touchscreen and audio system. On top of that, a Bluetooth and a rearview camera are all available as standard.
The USB ports are relocated and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are the highlights of the interior updates. The interior generally is comfortable, however, plenty of hard materials, mostly plastic are feeling cheap. There are no padded rest for the elbows while the seats are wrapped in cloth. The front seats are available with surprisingly efficient heaters. Automatic climate control is optional and there is no navigation in the offer.
Safety rating could’ve been better. The features that come standard in this model are Cruise Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Driver Knee Airbag, Rear Child Safety Locks, Back-Up Camera and Curtain Airbags for 1st and 2nd Row. In the crash test rating, this small model gains 4 stars out of five. Furthermore, this is a good score if we look how small safety options this model have.
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage GT trim
The newest 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage comes with few trims. However, some of them are new and some are replaced. The ES trim will replace DE in this model as the base trim level, while the midrange SE and top-of-the-line GT are new ones. The GT cosmetic package will bring many modifications to this model. However, the changes on the exterior are minimal but for the interior, there are many new features. Exterior changes will be visible with power side mirrors with turn indicators, chrome grille accents, and rear spoiler.
Also, we must add to the list attractive 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels and front and rear, intermittent wiper/washers. This model will also wear the High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and the new fog lights and LED rear combination tail light. The exterior will be available with eight color options Starlight Silver, Infrared, Sunrise Orange, Mercury Gray, Mystic Black, Sapphire Blue, Wine Red and Pearl White.
The interior of 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage GT model will get features like a keyless entry remote, 6.5-inch touchscreen display and audio system with a phone and voice controls on the steering wheel, push-button start/stop, rearview camera. Some of the standard features also include automatic climate control, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, Bluetooth wireless with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For the safety, this model will get three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, adjustable front shoulder belts, LATCH child-restraint system and many airbags.
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Engine Output and Acceleration
The latest Mitsubishi’s hatchback offers a single drivetrain option. It is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and is capable of producing 78 horsepower. While not that powerful, this engine offers astonishing fuel economy that is rated at 35 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. Those numbers are really impressive and the numbers are more common with hybrid models than the hatchback models. Moreover, this three-cylinder unit manages to create 74 lb-ft of torque.
Overall, new 2019 Mirage is a fun-to-drive car, the ride is smooth and the brakes are very strong. Thanks to the 1.2-liter drivetrain, Mirage hits from 0 to 60 in 12.5 seconds. A CVT automatic transmission is available in GT trim, which is a very positive thing.
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Price, Release Date and Warranty
The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage will cost around $15,000, and the CVT transmission cost additional $1,200. The G4 sedan model starts at $15,500.
The prices are fair, however, the numbers are not much lower than some rivals such as Honda Fit or Nissan Versa. Warranty is also good, similar to the Kia’s and Hyundai’s models. Mitsubishi offers 5-year/60,000-mile warranty for this hatchback. We could expect 2019 Mirage in the last quarter of 2018.