Despite being on the market since 1990, the compact Mirage has never quite broken out of the middle of the pack. It is a reliable option and has earned favorable reviews from critics in the past, but continues to lose out to more popular models from Toyota and Honda.
The current Mirage comes in well-equipped DE and ES trim levels, and both get the choice of an automated CVT (continuously variable transmission) or five-speed manual transmission. Under the hood is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine with 74 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. The Mirage is ideal for crowded city traffic, thanks to its small size and tight turning radius.