2019 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Mirage and the Corolla Hatchback have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rear parking sensors.

Warranty

The Mirage comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Corolla Hatchback’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Mirage 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Toyota covers the Corolla Hatchback. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Corolla Hatchback ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Mirage’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Corolla Hatchback’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Mirage Hatchback gets better fuel mileage than the Corolla Hatchback:

 

 

Mirage

Corolla

 

 

Manual

33 city/41 hwy

28 city/37 hwy

 

 

Auto

36 city/43 hwy

32 city/42 hwy

 

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the Mirage Hatchback’s turning circle is 7.2 feet tighter than the Corolla Hatchback’s (30.2 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Mirage G4’s turning circle is 5.9 feet tighter than the Corolla Hatchback’s (31.5 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Chassis

The Mitsubishi Mirage may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 850 to 1050 pounds less than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

The Mirage Hatchback is 1 foot, 8.5 inches shorter than the Corolla Hatchback, making the Mirage easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Mitsubishi Mirage amounts to more than styling. The Mirage has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .27 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Corolla Hatchback (.32) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Mirage get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

The Mirage Hatchback has 1.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Corolla Hatchback (86.2 vs. 84.6). The Mirage G4 has 4.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Corolla Hatchback (89.5 vs. 84.6).

The Mirage Hatchback has .7 inches more front headroom, 4.1 inches more rear legroom and 2.7 inches more rear hip room than the Corolla Hatchback.

The Mirage G4 has .7 inches more front headroom, 7.3 inches more rear legroom and 2.7 inches more rear hip room than the Corolla Hatchback.

Cargo Capacity

The Mirage has a larger trunk with its rear seat folded than the Corolla Hatchback with its rear seat folded (47 vs. 23.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

The Mirage CVT offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The Corolla Hatchback doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Mirage’s optional rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Corolla Hatchback doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

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