Mitsubishi Mirage vs Honda Fit
Mitsubishi Mirage VS Honda Fit
Technology advances so quickly that it is often difficult to keep up. Things get smarter, stronger, and faster much quicker than ever before. Technology has become part of who we are. We wear technology, whether it be a smartphone or an iPad, like an accessory, like fashion, which makes it increasingly important that technology be both functional and pleasing to the eye.
Because of our growing dependence on staying connected and in touch with the day to day of every online, it is important that big ideas, big technology, come in small packages. Phones, tablets, computers pack more power, so much information, in such a small space that it is crucial that the car industry follow suite. Efficiency is key. Which is why, the sub-compact vehicle, the smallest of vehicle classes, is in hot demand. Two vehicles from this class stand out: The Mitsubishi Mirage in Edmonton and the Honda Fit.
But in such a competitive field, which of these two vehicles stands tallest among giants? (Metaphorically speaking of course.)
Starting from the outside, let’s compare the Mirage and Fit at a purely physical level. Both vehicles are easy on the eyes. While the Fit has a sort of sleek, sharp look, the Mirage has a more angular shape with prime cut edges that accentuates a strong body frame.
The fit, which has the slanted front end that is popular with the Honda brand and well-liked amongst consumers, does have a certain something about it that feels different. The Mirage however, has a nice-muscular tone to it that stands out amongst a sea of similarly designed sub-compacts.
The Mirage sports chrome-plated tail and fog lights, which is a nice light touch that adds a lot of style. It is this sturdy, yet compact look gives the Mirage the edge on the looks department.
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When it comes to performance, it boils down to what you want. While the Fit has slightly more power than Mirage, revving up 117 HP out of a 1.5 litre engine compared to the Mirage which packs 74 HP into a 1.2L engine, it provides a little extra zip in your daily drive, it’s really a minimal increase in what you’ll feel performance-wise and also leads to a less efficient vehicle. A slight increase in horse power will not increase the feel of your vehicle greatly, but it does diminish gas mileage. The Mirage does in fact have more efficient fuel economy than the Fit, even with Honda’s Eco Mode. The Mirage actually boasts being the most fuel-efficient (non-hybrid) gas powered vehicle driving on Canadian roads.
When it comes to interior features, a face value it appears that the Honda Fit has the edge here, but things are not always as they appear. While many of the Honda Fit’s features, such as a flat, touch-screen display system and the HondaLink support center, these features, which seem like grand innovations, you may find the may prove to be somewhat unnecessary. The Mirage, which also comes with Roadside Assistance, an award winning 24-hour support system for Mitsubishi costumers, focuses on functionality rather than flash, ensure that every single feature is there for a specific reason. So while the Fit may outclass the Mirage of pure features it does not outclass it in functionality.
The Mirage is not just more efficient in fuel usage, but also in price. The Mirage, which is the most cost-efficient vehicle available in Canada, is on average less expensive than its competitors, including the Honda Fit. This includes a better and longer Mitsubishi Warranty package. While the Fit does come with a little more pep in its step and cool technology inside the Mirage is a streamlined vehicle. A sort of no-nonsense subcompact that provides you with exactly what you need in a small framed vehicle.
Both these vehicles offer up performance and luxury features that that are built for your specific needs. The Fit, which has a larger engine and more power, is not as easy on the wallet as the Mirage. Both these vehicles get the job done extraordinarily well when it comes to their class. But if I have to choose the between these two sub-compacts, I chose the Mitsubishi Mirage, as it gets the job done well, without a plethora of unnecessary add-ons, and at a fraction of the price of its competition.