The Mirage is a cheap car, but it doesn’t look great value when you compare it with the sensational and similarly priced Seat Mii/Skoda Citigo/Volkswagen Up trio. Every version of the Mirage emits less than 100g/km of CO2, though, so you won’t have to pay road tax or the London Congestion Charge.
Mitsubishi Mirage quality & reliability
There’s no disguising the fact you’re sitting in a budget car: the cabin has exposed screwheads, and most of the plastics look and feel quite cheap; the piano black centre console trim on high-spec cars is an exception. At least you get a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty.
Mitsubishi Mirage safety & security
Every Mirage comes with stability control and emergency brake assist to help you stay out of trouble, while front, side and full-length curtain airbags are fitted in case an accident proves unavoidable. Security equipment is less comprehensive, but you do get an engine immobiliser.