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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

Why are you looking for a compact car? What is it about compact cars that has made you decide this is the style for you? Chances are, fuel efficiency is high up near the top of the priority list, if if is not already sitting atop the entire list. Fuel efficiency can help save you a great deal of money in the long run, and since smaller cars like these are often lower in price than their larger cousins right out of the gate, compact cars can prove to be major money savers. When you throw a hatchback into the mix, that adds a whole other layer of versatility to it. There are quite a few of these smaller and efficient hatchbacks out on the market competing for your attention, but which one is right for you? Let’s look at the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs the 2017 Toyota Yaris.

Both of these vehicles are quality examples of what makes a compact hatchback such an appealing car for anyone, but when put in a side-by-side comparison, the Mirage outshines its competition in a number of areas.

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2017 Toyota Yaris
$12,995 Base MSRP $15,250
1.2-liter Inline 3 Base Engine 1.5-liter Inline 4
37/43 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 30/35 City/Hwy MPG
17.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Capacity with All Seats in Place 15.3 Cubic Feet

Mitsubishi Mirage vs Toyota Yaris fuel efficiency

One of the biggest factors in choosing a small car over something bigger is the outright cost as well as the long term fuel cost. A couple of the biggest numbers that stand out on that chart are the base MSRP and the fuel economy. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has a base MSRP that is over $2,000 less than the base MSRP of the Yaris, easing the burden on your checkbook immediately. Now look at that fuel economy. The 2017 Mirage gets an estimated 37 city and 43 highway miles per gallon, while the 2017 Yaris gets significantly less than that with 30 city and 35 highway miles per gallon. This kind of fuel economy could mean less time and money spent at the gas station.

Even though you know a compact car is not going to give you vast fields of space inside, you do not want it to be cramped, and you still want to be able to open that rear door and comfortably fit whatever you need to fit inside. The 2017 Mirage, with all seats in place, has 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 2017 Yaris falls short of that with 15.3 cubic feet.

The numbers speak for themselves. If you are looking for a compact hatchback that can save you money up front and over time, the Mirage is the way to go.

white 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage front grille and headlights
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage interior steering wheel and dashboard
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage instrument cluster
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage wheel closeup

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