Mitsubishi Mirage vs Ford Fiesta
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Ford Fiesta
Subcompact cars mean different things to different people. They’re often leaned on as workhorse commuter vehicles, shuttling people back and forth from city to suburbs in the most fuel efficient manner possible. They’re also a ‘first car’ for many young people, thanks to their lower price points, standard safety features, and ease of operation.
No matter what your reasons for shopping subcompacts, there’s a lot of data to parse through before making a decision. Two of the most common frontrunners among Edmonton, AB sub-compact shoppers are the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2017 Ford Fiesta.
While they share a lot of similar specs and options on paper, the two cars are very different when compared side by side. Here, we’ll examine a few differences between the Mirage and the Fiesta to help you narrow down your options on the hunt for the perfect subcompact.
One of the best parts about having a small car is saving money at the gas pump. Smaller cars mean smaller engines, and smaller engines generally mean less thirsty gas tanks. It’s a big selling point for the segment, and any car hoping to be a contender in the subcompact class needs to have stellar gas mileage.
While the Fiesta isn’t exactly inefficient, the Mirage consistently trounces the Ford when it comes to fuel efficiency on city streets and highways. The Mirage’s 33/41 mileage beats the Ford Fiesta by six miles per gallon in both metrics. While that may not seem like a lot, at first, those dollars and cents add up to a lot over time, especially if you’re commuting double digit miles to and from work in your subcompact every day. When the name of the game is unparalleled efficiency, Mitsubishi comes out on top.
Convenience and Comfort
Many Edmonton, AB sub-compact shoppers rely on their small cars for headache-free city driving; narrow roads, crowded parking garages, and lots of other cars on the road can make navigating downtown in a big, wide car a major pain. When you’re living, working, and driving in the city, you need to be able to parallel park in the smallest spots and deftly maneuver through sluggish traffic. Ideally, you can do so with passengers comfortably in tow.
The new Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Ford Fiesta without sacrificing passenger or cargo space. It’s also got a significantly tighter turning radius than the Ford-all of which means that the Mirage fares much better than the competition in tight spots and crowded parking scenarios. Even with these design benefits, the Mirage’s interior doesn’t suffer; in fact, rear seat passengers enjoy much more space and headroom in the Mirage than they would in the Fiesta, thanks to Mitsubishi’s clever interior design.
See for Yourself
On-paper comparisons are all well and good, but, at the end of the day, it’s the driving experience and behind-the-wheel feel that will make one particular car feel ‘right’. For our money, the Mitsubishi Mirage stands head and shoulders above the Ford Fiesta-but you don’t need to take our word for it. Stop by West Side Mitsubishi, the premier Edmonton, AB Mitsubishi dealership, and take the 2017 Mirage for a test drive today.