The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage is a subcompact hatchback with a small 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and a shortlist of standard and available features. The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage is close to the point of our rating but gets excellent gas mileage. Mitsubishi updated the exterior styling, introduced a sedan body style, and made Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available. A 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a rear camera have become standard for 2018. The Mirage has acquired a standard cruise control for the 2019 year and standard automatic climate control for 2020.
The standard features for the basic ES finish include 14-inch steel wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, a rear camera, a 7-inch audio screen, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker system with a USB gate. The LE adds 15-inch black alloy wheels, a driver’s seat armrest, a leather steering wheel, heated front seats, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
The 2020 Mirage SE builds up the ES equipment and adds 14-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, and keyless ignition and entry. Finally, the GT Series builds on the SE with 15-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, and heated front seats. Notable options for the Mirage include front and rear parking sensors, remote control of the car, and the Rockford Fosgate sound system with six speakers.
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Interior
Inside, the design is rudimentary and there is a lot of hard plastic, the interior of the car is pleasant enough given the price range. The front row offers comfortable accommodation, but the rear seating is tight. The standard infotainment system has a user-friendly touch and physical controls. The Mirage also has a hefty number of features for its price. It comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, a sound system with four speakers, HD Radio, Bluetooth and a USB port. The upgraded infotainment system has a slightly smaller touchscreen, but it gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a premium sound system from Rockford Fosgate.
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Engine
The 2020 Mirage has a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces just 78 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. This Mitsubishi barely has enough power to keep up with other vehicles on the road, and the acceleration on the highway is frustratingly slow. The Mirage also makes a lot of noise when pressed hard, especially when paired with the CVT. The only good thing about this setup is that it helps yield the Mirage’s excellent fuel economy estimates. The Mirage G4 sedan with the CVT delivers an estimated EPA of 35 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Hatchback models get 1 extra MPG in the city and 2 extra MPG on the highway. These figures are excellent for the sub-compact car class.
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Safety
The Mitsubishi 2020 Mirage does not offer much in the way of active safety technology. It is standard with a rearview camera and there are parking sensors at the rear. Front parking sensors are optional in hatchback models. Most opponents have more standard and available security features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Mirage hatchback an overall safety rating of four out of five stars, with four stars in frontal collisions, side accidents, and ramp tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2020 Mirage G4 sedan the highest score of Good in three crash tests, the second-highest rating of acceptable in the side crash test, and the second-lowest rating of Marginal in the small overlapping front-driver. The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage small overlap front driver-side crash test.