Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Philippines: Specs review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Pros & Cons

Nov 13, 2017
Find latest price, specs, interior, exterior, safety features, performance as well as pros & cons in our in-depth review for the Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Philippines.

In this Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review, Philkotse.com will help you unmask all aspects of the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door hatchback.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 on the road

The Mitsubishi Mirage has passed successively through six generations 

The Mitsubishi Mirage has passed successively through six generations and it is now nearly 40 years old. At launch, it was admitted that the compact hatchback received a handful of negative reviews. But year after year, the city car has managed to prove itself in hatchback segment.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Features walkaround

Being given the myriad of upgrades and amendments, the Mitsubishi Mirage has now garnered much positive recognition. Even, it earned the 2012 – 2013 Car of the Year Award in the Philippines and as well as that, it was listed as one of 12 Greenest Cars of 2014 from Forbes.

>>> Do you know that Mitsubishi PH has started local production of the Mitsubishi Mirage in our country?

Now, let’s stick your attention to our Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review.

1. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review: Exterior

The Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 exterior is a harmonious combination of the vitality and glamour.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 angular front

The exterior is a harmonious combination of the vitality and glamour

At the front-end, the hatchback leaves us with a distinct impression of modern and sporty look. All traits are new: lower front bumper garnish, bloated bonnet and a diamond-shaped grille framed by aggressive automatic HID headlamps.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 headlight

The grille is framed by aggressive automatic HID headlamps

The side profile is almost unchanged but for a new set of bi-tone 15-inch alloys.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 side view

Almost no changes cover the side profile

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 alloy wheel

The hatch gets a new set of bi-tone 15-inch alloys

The rear, on the other hand, is still sweeping but the rear bumper crease obviously lower the hatch. LED taillights also make it more stylish.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 angular rear

The rear bumper crease obviously lower the hatch

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 taillight

LED taillights also make the Mirage more stylish

2. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review: Interior

Being not as dynamic and appealing as the outside, the Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 interior, in contrast, is very solid, airy and comfortable. It is said that the moment you step in the Mirage’s cabin, the car will immediately attract you to its ergonomic design which caters for users’ joy and comfort. The Mirage also looks modern (except for the old-school passenger airbag cutout).

2.1. Seating capacity & cargo space

The 5-seater hot hatch brings both driver and passengers supportive fabric seats, a comfortable driving position and also, a good visibility. In particular, the driver’s seat is a 6-way adjustable seat – a special privilege in a hatchback.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 interior

The Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 interior attracts you to its ergonomic design which caters for users’ joy and comfort

In point of fact, the Mirage is able to indulge the most demanding customers with its ample cabin. In spite of small footprint, the rest of things are extremely good. The front is actually commodious in all respects, excluding the shoulders. In the meanwhile, the rear car is spacious too; however, the rear bench design partially molests the seating comfort. But don’t worry as the 3-point seat belts and individual headrests will make amends for that.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 luggage trunk

The luggage trunk is also equipped with lamp and tonneau cover

Speaking of cargo space, it’s good for daily rides as long as you fold the 60/40 split-folding rear seats and don’t excess its loading capacity. In fact, the 235-liter luggage trunk cannot fit a 26 or 28-inch wheeled luggage.

What’s more, the trunk is also equipped with lamp and tonneau cover.

2.2. Functional & modern cabin

The analog gauges are also re-profiled. Featuring LEDs backlit, they’re more legible thanks to an on-board LCD display. So, distance, average fuel mileage, distance, empty and maintenance service due are all clearly shown. On the left of the steering wheel is still a push-button engine start/stop with a convenient slot on the center console above the cup holders.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 analog gauges

The analog gauges are new

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 touchscreen

On the dashboard of the Mitsubishi Mirage GLS CVT 2018, highlight is a 6.5-inch touchscreen

On the dashboard, highlight is a 6.5-inch touchscreen compatible with GPS navigation system. In addition to that, the cockpit is also set up with a multimedia player (DVD and MP3-iPod) and a 2 DIN single in-dash tuner along with Aux, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and SD card.

3. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review: Safety Features & Security

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 airbags

Never depreciate the safety of a hatchback

Don't judge a book by its cover. Yes, so never depreciate the safety of a hatchback. Many of you may not know that the Mirage used to win the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award for Adult Occupancy Protection in the mini car segment. Let’s find out what brought it that grand title:

  • Dual SRS airbags (driver’s and front passengers’ airbags)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Immobilizer
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Brake Assist

ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award for Adult Occupancy Protection

The Mirage used to win the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award for Adult Occupancy Protection in the mini car segment

4. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review: Engine & Performance

The Mitsubishi Mirage GLS CVT 2018 replies on an Euro 4 compliant 1.2L 3-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system. This engine is capable of cranking out 78 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Converting all that power to large numbers on the speedometer is a INVECS – III Continuously Variable Transmission that works in tandem with a front-wheel drive system.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 engine

The machine replies on an Euro 4 compliant 1.2L 3-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine with MIVEC system

Regarding handling and driving experience, it goes without saying that the Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Philippines can well afford to survive urban traffic in the country. For it, sprinting to 60 km/h is not a problem. Alongside the big help of the MIVEC engine, the suspension also devotes a great deal of effort to make the drive easier and more comfortable. Not only that, an aerodynamic design, a lightweight body, short wheelbase and thin tires likewise lend a helping hand on semi-rough roads. That said, we are not sure if it could be a good companion during your long trips.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 on the road

The Mitsubishi Mirage GLS CVT 2018 can well afford to survive urban traffic in the Philippines

With additional sound isolation, the NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) is significantly bettered.

As to fuel economy, it’s no wonder that the new Mirage is an eco-friendly machine with decent gas fuel consumption of 10.6 km/L at around 13 km/h in the city. Notably, it seems that have not yet grasped the appearance of an Eco Assist Lamp sign on the gauges. During favorable driving conditions, that sign will automatically light up to remind you of your fuel-efficiency. All things considered, the Mitsubishi Mirage deserves to be one of the best city car in the country.

5. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Specs in the Philippines
 Ownership 
Year Introduced 2013 (Refreshed in 2016)
Classification Subcompact Hatchback
The Basics
Body Type 5-door Hatchback
Seating 5
Engine/Drive F/F
Dimensions
Length 3,795 mm
Width 1,665 mm
Height 1,500 mm
Wheelbase 2,450 mm
Curb Weight 850 kg
Exterior
Headlights HID
Fog Lamps Yes
Auto Lights Yes
Rain-sensin Wipers No
Interior
Steering Wheel Adjust Tilt
Steering Wheel Material Leather
Seating Surface Fabric
Seating Adjustment Manual
Folding Rear Seats 60/40
On-board Computer Yes
Convenience Features
Power Mirrors Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Steering Yes
Climate Control Yes
Audio System
  • Stereo
  • DVD
  • MP3
  • Aux
  • USB
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • 6 Speakers
Steering Controls No
Safety & Security
Airbags 2
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes, with EBD
Traction/Stability Control No
Parking Sensors No
Immobilizer Yes
Electronic Door Locks Yes
Brake Assist Yes
Machine
Displacement 1.2 liters
Aspiration Normally Aspirated
Fuel Delivery EFI
Cylinders 3
BHP @ rpm 78 @ 6,000
Nm @ rpm 100 @ 4,000
Fuel/Min. Octane Gasoline/~91
Transmission CVT
Cruise Control No
Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed 10.6 km/L @ 13 km/h
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Axle
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Tires Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 175/55 R 15 V (f & r)
Wheels Alloy

6. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Price in the Philippines

This mini hatchback is very very affordable. For ₱730,000 only, you can confidently ride the Mirage GLS CVT through every street corner in the Philippines.

If you’re managing to get the baby hot hatch well within budget, consider other lower-ends variants in the following table of Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 price in the Philippines:

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Price in the Philippines
 Variants Price
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GLX MT  ₱560,000
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GLX CVT ₱610,000
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GLS MT ₱680,000
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GLS CVT ₱730,000

>>> Latest changes in Mitsubishi Mirage price in the Philippines are updated here

7. Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons

Through this Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review, perhaps you have alreadly had your own thoughts. So, let’s compare them to our subjective opinions about the pros & cons of the Mitsubishi Mirage 2018.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 Philippines Pros & Cons
 Pros Cons
  • Value for money
  • Perfect for city drive
  • Practical interior with advanced equipment
  • Modern exterior design
  • Bigger than most of rivals in B- and sub-B segment
  • Decent fuel consumption
  • Lack of headroom in the rear seats
  • Moderately cramped rear row
  • Manual transmission might be better.
  • Unsolid exterior material
  • Not suitable for long trips and tough roads

It’s time to draw a conclusion. The latest Mirage is truly a good car for any kind of lifestyle with such great features and especially, an attractive price tag. After finishing reading our Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 review, however, you find this car not worth buying, jog your memory that: you’re sitting in a budget vehicle.

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