Thanks to Mitsubishi, we had a week to test drive their new release, Mirage Sedan LS. How gorgeous is the blue colour? I had a highly scheduled week with school drop offs and pick ups, meeting, events, shopping, catching up with friends and general running around. All of which were handled by the Mirage with comfort, style and ease, I might add.
The Mirage is a small sized car that can easily seat five adults with ease, which meant our family of five could fit in the Mirage quite well. The Mirage had a lot of nooks and crannies for placing cups, keys, purses, food…. just about anything really.
I loved the keyless entry, so I can keep my keys in my handbag and not get them out. The clever little car recognises you are in the proximity of the car and opens itself. This feature is very handy if you have your hands full. No need to search through your bag for the keys or juggle 5 things while trying to push the button on the remote.
For a small car, the Mirage definitely had some get up and go and was a dream to drive on the open road and freeway. The Mirage sedan is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine, which gives the little car some oomph when it is needed but doesn’t guzzle petrol when it takes off. The aerodynamic styling and smooth lives also help with fuel consumption.
Fuel consumption is a tiny 4.9 litres/100km, which makes the Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan the perfect little run about around town. The Mitsubishi Mirage is also a breeze to park, squeezing into the tiniest of parking spaces. For someone who isn’t the best at reverse parking, this was quite handy!
The Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan has quite a large boot for a small car and I could fit a week’s worth of shopping for five people (and the dogs and two cats) in it quite easily. I have driven other cars where the boot was lucky to fit five bags of shopping in let alone a full week’s worth. The large 450-litre boot can fit all your groceries, prams, toys or luggage for a weekend getaway easily.
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, 6 SRS airbags, brake assist, ABS (anti-lock braking system), and active stability control as standard on both models.
The Mirage Sedan comes in two model variants. The base model, the Mirage Sedan ES, is available with manual transmission or automatic CVT. The higher spec Mirage Sedan LS is available with automatic CVT and added features such as: Climate control air conditioning, Dusk sensing headlamps, Rain sensing wipers, Leather steering wheel, Privacy glass, Black embossed knit trim, Chrome and silver interior accents.
Starting at $15,990 and up to $19,485 drive away, the Mitsubishi Mirage would have to be one of the best value cars on the market.
The Mirage Sedan is designed for families looking for affordability and value for money without compromising on standard features, latest technology, safety and space.