The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Subcompact Car Offers Powerful Range Of Standard Features

Jan 24, 2017 06:50 AM EST | Hem Cervantes

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the lowest-priced new cars on the US market. It is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle and equipped with powerful specs.

The Mirage engine is 1.2 L MIVEC DOHC with 12-valve Inline 3-cyclinder. The engine code is 3A92 and made up of aluminum head and aluminum block. The bore and stroke are 75.0 mm x 90.0 mm. The compression ratio is 10:5:1 which displacement is 1193 cc.

It offers 78 HP at 6000 rpm horsepower and 74 lb-ft at 4000 rpm torque. The fuel system is ECI-Multi and a 5-speed manual transmission of STD. The first is 3.545, the second is 1.1913, third is 1.310, fourth is 0.973 and the fifth is 0.804 transmissions.

The suspension has MacPherson type strut for the front and Torsion Beam for the rear. The steering is a rack-and-pinion and offers Electric Power Assist. It has a turn-circle curb to curb of 30.2 feet and 32.1 feet wall to wall turn-circle.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has a front ventilated disc and rear drum brake. It has anti-lock brakes STD. It owns 14-inch steel wheels with cover. The tires are 165/65R14. The fuel tank capacity is 9.2 gal. For the fuel economy, the City has 37 MT, Highway has 43 MT, and Combined has 39 MT. The battery is 55D23L and its alternator is 85Amps.

The exterior dimensions have a wheelbase of 96.5 inches, 149.4 inches length, 65.6 inches width, and 59.4 inches height. The front track measures 56.3 inches and the rear are 55.7 inches. The minimum ground clearance is 6.3 inches.

The interior dimensions have a front headroom of 39.1 inches and 37.3 inches rear headroom. It has a front leg room of 41.7 inches and rear leg room of 34 inches. The front shoulder room is 51.7 inches and rear shoulder room is 51 inches. The front hip room measures 48.9 inches and a rear hip room is 46.9 inches.

The SAE volume of Mirage for the interior is 103.3 cu ft and passenger volume is 86.2 cu ft. The cargo volume for rear seats up is 17.2 cu ft and for rear seats down is 47 cu ft. The passenger seating capacity is five. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has Hill Start Assist, anti-theft engine immobilizer, and LATCH child-restraint system for safety and security. 


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