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Mitsubishi Mirage- Because Sometimes Simple can be better than Complicated

Sections: Car Safety, Chassis, Fuel Economy, Powertrain

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2014 MirageOr as the old Braun electric razor commercial went back in the 1980s.  Although I rock a Hybrid, and only the size of a battery pack eating up my trunk stopped me from going Plug-In, sometimes simple is best.  When I am eating fancy Italian food, I’ll always try some weird salad with eclectic dressing and get upset when plain old tomato and mozzarella works best.  But when you keep it simple, the ingredients have to be good.  We can’t wait to try out the new Mirage to see if simple works best for fuel economy.  We do know the Diamond-Star corporate kitchen does not have a lot of excess cash to spend on fancy ingredients.  But perhaps the chef can put together the right meal for the right price…  Sometimes my local diner does pasta way better than the fancy Italian down the street.

Mitsubishi Motors Announces Pricing for the All-New 2014 Mirage, the Most Fuel-Efficient Gasoline-Powered Non-Hybrid Vehicle in America

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced that the company’s all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact – the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle available in America with an EPA rated fuel economy of 44 mpg highway (CVT-equipped models) – will have a starting MSRP of only $12,995.

The all-new 2014 Mirage offers best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA rating of 37 mpg city/44 mpg highway/40 mpg combined (CVT-equipped models; 5-speed manual transmission model delivers an EPA fuel economy rating of 34 mpg city/42 mpg highway/37 mpg combined).

Major contributors to the new Mirage’s outstanding fuel efficiency are its exceptionally clean exterior with its very low 0.28 drag coefficient, an engine equipped with the latest version of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) variable valve-timing system, and Electric Power Steering (EPS) that does away with fuel-burning parasitic drag on the engine from a conventional hydraulic-based power steering.

Every 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is equipped with a comprehensive list of advanced safety features including a seven (7) air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL), Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) impact-absorbing safety cell technology, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and convenient Hill Start Assist (HSA included on CVT-equipped models).

Featuring a plethora of welcome standard amenities, the $12,995 MSRP starting price for the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE model includes automatic climate control, keyless entry with panic alarm, sporty-looking rear spoiler, upscale piano black center console trim, auto-off halogen headlights, rear heater floor ducts, plus much more.

For only $1,200 more, the 2014 Mirage ES model includes all of the standard features from the DE trim level while adding FAST (Free-hand Advanced Security Transmitter)-key passive entry, One-Touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch, Bluetooth© hands-free phone system, steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, 14-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, fog lamps, silver interior accent trim, and other features. What’s more, an available Navigation Package adds helpful features including a SD card-based navigation system and rearview camera system.

Priceline Powertrain MSRP Description
DE 1.2L / 5MT $12,995 DE FWD 5MT
DE 1.2L / CVT $13,995 DE FWD CVT
ES 1.2L / 5MT $14,195 SE FWD 5MT
ES 1.2L / CVT $15,195 SE FWD CVT
ES 1.2 L / CVT $16,095 SE FWD + NAVI PACKAGE

 

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