Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Toyota Yaris

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.


, - December 5, 2016

After sitting out the 2016 model year, the Mitsubishi Mirage returns with a restyled exterior, interior upgrades, and new equipment choices.

The Toyota Yaris receives new safety technology this year, and continues to fly the quality flag that Toyota is known for. It remains a lot of car for the money.

Can the Mitsubishi Mirage compete with the quality of the Toyota Yaris?

See a side-by-side comparison of the Mirage & Yaris »

What the Mirage Gets Right

The Mitsubishi Mirage comes equipped with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, which produces 78 horsepower. The three-cylinder engine is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission, with the option of upgrading to an automatic transmission. Automatic-equipped models gets 37 mpg in city driving and 43 mpg on the highway (39 mpg combined). The Mirage comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors, as well as the options like a rearview camera, keyless ignition, and bi-xenon headlights.

What the Yaris Gets Right

Powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Yaris produces 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Yaris is rated to get 30 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. With the available automatic transmission, expect 30 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. The Yaris comes with all the essential features and much more, including sport-tuned electric steering, keyless entry, and nine airbags. This car may be priced higher than a lot of its competitors, but the quality it offers is second to none.

Can the Mirage Compete with the Quality of the Yaris?

If you're looking for an inexpensive, reliable vehicle, the Mitsubishi Mirage will get the job done; however, the more expensive Toyota Yaris offers tremendously higher quality than the Mirage.

Our Verdict: Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris features an impressive engine, as well as impressive safety and performance features. This car competes with only the best on its segment.

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.