2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2018 Honda Fit Comparison
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2018 Honda Fit
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Around for about four decades and six production cycles, the Mitsubishi Mirage has always appealed to budget- or fuel efficiency-minded buyers. Over the years, it has been eclipsed by offerings from more popular automakers—most notably, Honda with the Fit. However, the Mirage hasn’t stuck around simply by being a good choice as a subcompact car. Indeed, for the 2018 model year, if you had a choice between the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Honda Fit, you might be better off with the former. Here’s why.
Fuel efficiency is perhaps the most important attribute of the subcompact vehicle. Usually, people buy small cars not just because they are inexpensive, but also because they don’t need to drain their pockets buying gas. And thanks to a drivetrain that marries a 1.2-liter inline 3-cylinder engine to a 5-speed manual transmission, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage’s fuel economy is measured at 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway*. By comparison, the 2018 Honda Fit has a larger, 1.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, which, despite being accompanied by an Eco Assist System and being paired with a continuously variable transmission—which does away with the energy-consuming gear shifting mechanism of traditional transmissions—can only manage to provide up to 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. That’s 4 less mpg in over fuel economy than the Mirage.
Although neither the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage nor the 2018 Honda Fit have predicted reliability ratings yet from J.D. Power and Associates, each is protected by warranty programs in the event that the vehicle develops issues for which the automaker accepts culpability. The Mirage has one of the more robust coverages in the subcompact car segment; it consists of a five-year/60,000-mile new-vehicle warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Fit’s coverage is not as generous: with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
For 2018, Mitsubishi made Bluetooth connectivity (for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming), a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen (on the base-level ES, with a 6.5-inch smartphone link display on the upper-level SE and GT) standard features. Also standard on all trims is HD Radio for digital tuning technology. Although the rearview camera is also standard on all 2018 Honda Fit trims, you’d need to upgrade in trim to get the other mentioned infotainment features.
To check out the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage for yourself – rather than the 2018 Honda Fit – come see us at our Mitsubishi dealership in Gainesville, Georgia. With virtually excellent aggregated reviews on Google, Cars.com, and DealerRater.com, we are a prime Mitsubishi dealership in the Atlanta area. One of our sales specialists will be waiting for you to get you into the Mirage of your dreams.
** Based on year model EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.