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Selected Model: Mirage
Compared Model: Yaris

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Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 26 advantages that the Mitsubishi Mirage has over the Toyota Yaris.


MSRP Range
Mitsubishi Mirage$12,995 - $16,495
Toyota Yaris$14,895 - $17,670

Warranty

Basic Warranty

Mitsubishi's basic warranty provides better coverage than Toyota's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).

Basic Warranty MonthsBasic Warranty Miles
Mirage Hatchback6060,000
Yaris3636,000

Powertrain Warranty

Mitsubishi's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the Toyota's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.

Powertrain Warranty MonthsPowertrain Warranty Miles
Mirage Hatchback120100,000
Yaris6060,000

Corrosion Warranty

Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Toyota's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).

Corrosion Warranty Months
Mirage Hatchback84
Yaris60
Economy

Cost to Own

The base MSRP on the Mirage Hatchback is less than the base MSRP on the Yaris as shown :

Safety and Security

Airbags

Both the Mirage Hatchback and the Yaris feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE) has Standard front head airbags. This type of air bag deploys from near the roof line in response to serious side impacts. They protect the heads of occupants by cushioning them from crash forces, flying glass, and debris. Front head airbags are Not Available in the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.).

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE) has Standard rear head airbags. This type of air bag deploys from near the roof line in response to serious side impacts. They protect the heads of occupants by cushioning them from crash forces, flying glass, and debris. Rear head airbags are Not Available in the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.).

General Safety

The Mirage Hatchback (ES 1.2L 3-Cylinder, GT 1.2L 3-Cylinder, SE 1.2L 3-Cylinder) is equipped with Standard FWD.

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE) has a Standard rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Optional on the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr.).

High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the Mirage Hatchback GT but Not Available Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.). HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.

Capacities

Interior Space

The Mirage Hatchback has more interior space than the Yaris in the following areas:

Leg Room, FrontLeg Room, RearHead Room, Front
Mirage Hatchback41.7 in.34 in.39.1 in.
Yaris40.6 in.33.3 in.39 in.

Payload and Towing

The Mirage Hatchback has a higher towing capacity than the Yaris, meaning it can pull a larger total weight - trailer and contents.

Tow Capacity, MaxTow Capacity, Std
Mirage Hatchback--
Mirage Hatchback--
Mirage Hatchback--
Mirage Hatchback--
Mirage Hatchback--
YarisNot RecommendedNot Recommended
Suspension and Handling

Chassis

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE), with its higher minimum ground clearance, 6.3 in. vs. 5.5 in., is more capable than the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.) of traversing rough terrain without problems.

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE) is shorter than the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.) , 149.4 in. vs. 155.5 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE) is narrower than the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.), 65.6 in. vs. 66.7 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.

Wheels and Tires

The Mirage Hatchback GT comes standard with lower profile, 55 series tires (height to width ratio), which may provide better handling than the 65 series tires standard on the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr.).

Braking

The Mirage Hatchback (ES, GT, SE) has Standard 2-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), a computer-controlled system that enhances vehicle stability and helps drivers maintain steering control during emergency braking situations, during which conventional brakes may cause wheel lockup and skidding. 2-wheel antilock brakes are Not Available on the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.).

Advantages

Additional Features

A heated front seat is Standard in the Mirage Hatchback GT, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.).

The Mirage Hatchback (GT, SE) has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the Yaris (L 3-Dr., L 5-Dr., LE 3-Dr., LE 5-Dr., SE 5-Dr.).

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