For 2017, the newest Mitsubishi Mirage offers impressive fuel economy without the added expense of a hybrid drivetrain, enhanced interior appeal, and a new exterior design. Additionally, it still boasts of best-in-class powertrain warranties, and pricing as well. The Mitsubishi Mirage release date Philippines should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
This is what Don Swearingen – executive vice president, MNNA – ha to say, “The newest Mitsubishi Mirage 2017 is not only affordable but also strong on practical appeal. Owners of the Mirage are looking for a vehicle that is reliable and functional. The newest Mirage does exactly that and even goes ahead to expand on its existing appeal.”
Most notable 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage changes are evidently available on its new exterior design that results from a redesigned rear spoiler, wheels, headlights and taillights, front and rear bumper, and hood. According to Don, the exterior designs were worked out to ensure form and functionality work hand-in-hand. Aerodynamic designs are evident and Mitsubishi says they are meant to save on fuel consumption and has been crafted to also ensure weight is reduced as well.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage interior is perhaps one of the single most construction facet that Mitsubishi gave more importance. It now features a new gauge cluster, a new 300 watt Rockford Fostgate audio system, new seat fabrics and steering wheel. Smartphone app connectivity, in tandem with modern times, is well attended to in terms of the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity integration.
Relative to the previous model, the new model now churns out 78 horsepower and 74 pounds-feet of torque extra power thanks to clever engineering that has seen the 1.2L inline3 DOHC engine getting performance-enhancing features such as Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing system that greatly minimizes fuel consumption while maximizing fuel efficiency a d power output.
In terms of competition, the newest Mitsubishi Mirage will probably have to square it off with the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Fit. The 2017 Honda Fit price starts from an MSRP of $15,890. That value allows any would-be user to enjoy features such as an unmatched small-car versatility, excellent visibility, spacious seating and cargo area, unique rear seat design, and high-fuel economy ratings. Rumor has it that the Honda Fit color palette is also up for a change although such details are at the moment scanty and speculative.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta redesign, on the other hand, brings a sporty handling, a zesty performance with the ST model, advanced technology options, and a well-appointed interior. Although unconfirmed, the Ford Fiesta release date is expected this fall.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review of Trims
Although we expect a slight change on the trim lineup, the existing DE and ES trim models should be expected as well. Exact nitty-gritties, of course, will be known for sure on its release date. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 review is separately covered.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available on the base Mirage DE include an auxiliary audio input, a CD player, fourteen-inch steel wheels, a CD player, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a rear spoiler, a USB port, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, cruise control, full power accessories, and an adjustable driver seat.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES model adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, metallic interior accents, foglights, automatic wipers and headlights, a navigation system, chrome exterior accents, cargo nets, ambient interior lighting, and front and rear parking sensors.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Specs for the Engine
Not much dissimilarities exist between the new Mitsubishi Mirage 2017 and the existing model. In fact the new one only manages to improve the power output by only four lbs. ft. of torque. That said, expect the new model to churn out 74 horsepower and 78 lbs. ft. of torque. The only transmission systems offered, as before, is a choice of either a CVT or a five-speed manual.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage mpg stands at 37/44/40 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the CVT, and 34/42/37 mpg with the five speed.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 0.5 in. (96.5 in.)
Length: 12 ft. 4.8 in. (148.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 5.6 in. (65.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 86.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 17,2 ft³
Curb weight: 1973 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 37/44 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cloud White, Infrared, Kiwi Green, Mystic Black, Plasma Purple, Sapphire Blue, Starlight Silver and Thunder Gray
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will probably go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017, at least in the Philippines.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage price starts from $12,995. Exterior Mitsubishi Mirage colors include Cloud White, Sapphire Blue, Infrared, Plasma Purple, Thunder Gray, Mystic Black, Kiwi Green, and Starlight Silver.