Mitsubishi Mirage Reliability

Mitsubishi Motors is a well-known Japanese car company that has been around for many years and it is famous for its cheap price. The Mirage is a 5-door hatchback that has been the most popular car by Mitsubishi in the US. The Mirage is also pretty reliable and durable and it comes at a cheap price.


The Mirage has been in production since 1978 and it is still pretty famous in the US. The Mirage also has a sedan model. There have many generations of the Mirage and it is in its 5th generation. It comes with a 1.2 three-cylinder engine.


Reliability in a car is one of the most important factors before buying a car. Mitsubishi has been famous for its cheap prices, but the quality of parts has never been the best. The cars had issues with their cheap engines burning oil and getting useless even before 100,000 miles. The Mirage is the most reliable car by Mitsubishi.


Safety measures in a car are the most important factor to judge the reliability of a car. Mitsubishi cars often test their safety through crash tests held by IIHS and NHTSA. The Mirage has been crash-tested by both IIHS and NHTSA, and it received an average rating by them.

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Depreciation rate

The depreciation rate is also pretty vital to judging the reliability of a car. Mitsubishi, being a Japanese brand holds its value very well and it depreciates on average of 40% after 5 years, which is great in terms of cars. The Mirage has a high depreciation rate of around 60%.

Maintenance and repairing

Maintenance and repairing costs are the biggest deal-breaker in buying a car. Mitsubishi cars, however, being a Japanese brand costs less as compared to many other cars. The average maintenance cost of Mitsubishi cars is around $300. The Mirage costs even less than $500 yearly for all of its maintenance, but it is mainly dependent on the car’s mileage.


Is Mitsubishi Mirage a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a Front Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Mitsubishi Mirage?    

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a car with 5 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Compact Cars    

What is the horsepower in a Mitsubishi Mirage and does it have a turbo?    

The Mitsubishi Mirage has 78  horsepower and 74  lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Regular Unleaded I-3 with a displacement of 1.2 L The fuel system is: MPI.    

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How much ground clearance does the Mitsubishi Mirage have?    

6.3 inches ( 16 cm )    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Mitsubishi Mirage has 14 X 4.5 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 14 X 4.5 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

What is wrong with the Mitsubishi Mirage?

Some 2017 Mitsubishi Mirages have failed to blow cold air through their air conditioners (A/C units) due to a shortage of freon. This is the most common reason the A/C unit cannot blow cold air. However, it is possible that the compressor is not working properly or there may be other causes.

How long can a Mitsubishi Mirage last?

A Mitsubishi Mirage will last between 150.000 and 170.000 miles on average. Unscheduled repairs to a Mirage are required about 0.13 times per annum with a 9% chance of a serious problem.

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