2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New in 2018?
The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is mostly staying the same as the 2017 models. Some features have been added as standard equipment on the base models this year. Some of these include Bluetooth wireless technology, a rear-view camera and an upgraded sound system. The new infotainment system features a 7" touchscreen for 2018.
Available Styles and Trims
The Mirage comes in two main styles. One is the regular, 4-door hatchback. The Mirage G4 model is a 4-door sedan. The cars come in a selection of three different trim levels. These include the ES, SE and the GT. All three levels sport Mitsubishi's 1.2 L, I-3 engine. The car is available in eight different colors. Standards such as white, black and silver are all here. For something more unique, you can select sunrise orange or infrared.
The base ES trim features 60/40 rear-split seats in the hatchback models. This provides a good amount of extra cargo space when needed. It also offers a spoiler, air conditioning, power windows and power locks. The ES receives a lot of extras this year, including the previously mentioned Bluetooth, rear camera and touchscreen.
The SE trim level adds a few more perks. Keyless entry and ignition is added, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This trim also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control and automatic climate control.
The GT model gets you an upgraded sound system with more speakers. The front seats are now heated in this trim level. Xenon headlights and 15" alloy wheels are added on as well. All of the previously mentioned features are included with the GT package.
Performance and Fuel Economy
If you're a performance-car nut, then the Mirage probably isn't going to be your number one choice for a new car. Where the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage really shines is in fuel economy. All three trim levels feature the same engine. The 3-cylinder wonder gets 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg during highway driving.
The 1.2 L, I-3 engine produces 78 hp. The car goes from 0-60 mph in 11.7 seconds. The ES comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The SE and GT come with Mitsubishi's 2-speed CVT with overdrive. This continuously-variable transmission system works well, but gives the car a golf cart-like feel.
The CVT can be fun to drive once you get used to it. The manual should suit everyone else. Handling is not the best as the slim tires have very little grip. Steering feels decent and accurate. The braking strength can stop the vehicle within 120 ft. while traveling at 60 mph. Ride quality is comfortable enough for a small car. Outside and engine noise may be an issue, though.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage won't win any awards for performance. The car is, however, one of the best when it comes to fuel economy. You will save a lot of money on gas with this vehicle. It's an excellent budget buy for a first car or just for cheap transportation. The price point even for a fully-loaded GT is lower than most of the competition.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mitsubishi Mirage invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mitsubishi Mirage MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.