If you are shopping for an affordable, fuel-efficient, subcompact hatchback, you are likely considering the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage or the 2018 Chevrolet Spark as two of the frontrunners. The competition between the two is not nearly as close as it might seem; in fact, when it comes right down to it, the Mirage does a great deal more.
The Mirage is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road today. It delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined.* The Spark only gets an estimated 29 in the mpg city, 39 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg combined, making it considerably less efficient than the Mirage.*
While a subcompact car is not intended to be cavernously capacious, the Mirage offers a surprising amount of space for your passengers and cargo. Total passenger volume in the Mirage is 86.2 cubic feet, surpassing the Spark’s 83 cubic feet of space. The Mirage also comes with five seats, but the Spark only has room to seat four. Backseat passengers in the Mirage also get an extra inch of legroom when compared to the Spark.
The Mirage also beats the Spark in cargo space. It offers 17.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 47 cubic feet with the seats folded. In the Spark, you only get 11.1 cubic feet in the back and 27.2 cubic feet with folded seats.
Simply but, the Mirage offers quite a bit more bang for the buck than Chevy’s subcompact. To see the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage for yourself, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi.