14. Mitsubishi Mirage
The Mitsubishi brand has been around for decades now, offering cheap and fun-to-drive cars. But the company has been since been shifting its focus to the crossover market. The Mirage is a compact car that’s been around since the 90s, but it was discontinued for most of the new millennium. The subcompact has since made its return but it lacks in many of the standard features that are offered in compacts on the market.
Take a drive in the Mirage and you’ll feel like you are driving a compact car from the nineties. The tiny four-cylinder engine struggles to merge onto the freeway. And although the gas mileage is decent, its lack of power is disappointing. The Mirage has a very basic interior with lots of cheap plastic. You’d think the interior of the car was taken out of 2002. There is also excessive road noise at high speeds.
If you want a compact that’s fun to drive and cheap to maintain, the Mirage isn’t it. But if you want one of the cheapest cars on the market right now, the Mirage might fit the bill.
We think the 2020 Mirage is best left avoided for the 2020 model year. There are better offerings you can get that offer more features and more refined ride quality. The Mirage just doesn’t stack up when it comes to ordinary automotive comforts.