2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2018 Nissan Versa Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

MPG (City/HWY)*

  33 / 40

Basic Warranty

  5 yr / 60,000 mi


2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Nissan Versa

MPG (City/HWY)*

  27 / 36

Basic Warranty

  3 yr / 36,000 mi

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2018 Nissan Versa

Serving Gainesville, Cumming, and Toccoa, GA

For some customers, economy is supreme over every other factor regarding compact vehicles. The Mitsubishi Mirage and the Nissan Versa adhere to that no-frills, straightforward aesthetic; they are affordable, easy to drive, and great on gas. For 2018, the Versa remains unchanged and the Mirage incorporates Bluetooth® wireless technology, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen as standard features. However, this is not the reason why the 2018 Mirage is a better buy as a compact sedan than the 2018 Nissan Versa. Here’s why:

Fuel Economy

With a peak of 37 mpg*in the city and 43 mpg* on the highway, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class. Credit that to a powertrain that consists of a tiny 1.2-liter inline 3-cylinder engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, and a front-wheel drivetrain. Also a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Versa comes with a standard continuously variable transmission, which, to its credit, eschews the energy-consuming gear shifting mechanism of the 5-speed for a continuous change of effective gear ratios. However, it is paired with a larger, 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. The result is a fuel economy that peaks at 31 mpg* in the city and 39 mpg* on the highway; that’s 6 less mpg in city gas mileage and 4 less mpg in highway gas mileage than the Mirage.

Warranty

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is covered by one of the longest warranties in the small car segment. It has a five-year/60,000-mile new-vehicle warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. By comparison, the 2018 Nissan Versa comes with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which is typical for the class.

Safety

Based on data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage has more impressive safety ratings than the 2018 Nissan Versa. The Mirage was tested on all five crashworthiness tests administered by the IIHS, getting the best possible score of “Good” in four of them. The Versa was only tested in three crashworthiness tests; since it did not undergo the small overlap front or the moderate overlap front test, it’s not known how effective it is in preventing injury or death in a frontal crash, which is the most common type of collision that results in fatalities. Also, while the Mirage received the best possible rating of “Good” in the ease of use of its LATCH system (which is what is used to safely secure child safety seats in the back row), the Versa is rated “Acceptable”: which is above average, but ultimately below the rating of its Mitsubishi counterpart

To check out more of what the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage has to offer, call us today to set up an appointment. At our Gainesville, Georgia dealership, we take pride in treating every customer special, and we have a great team of Mitsubishi specialists who can answer your questions and address your concerns.


* 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.