A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2018 Chevy Sonic

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2018 Chevy Sonic

The class of compact hatchbacks on the market today, exemplified by this battle between the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2018 Chevy Sonic are the best it has ever been. Mitsubishi had done some important work to modernize the humble Mirage to make it more capable from a technical standpoint while still retaining the vehicle's incredibly modest starting manufacturer's suggested retail price. There are a few distinct similarities between the two models, the most notable being is that each one offers a sedan variant. The sedan version of the Mitsubishi Mirage is the Mirage G4 and is covered separately by Spitzer Mitsubishi.

Just like its previous iterations, one of the strengths of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is its value-packed position in the class. With one of the lowest starting prices in the industry, the 2018 Mirage comes with a lot of standard features including, power mirrors and locks, 60/40 split rear folding seat and automatic headlights. The 2018 Chevy Sonic doesn't offer some of these items until higher up in its trim ladder. Advocates of the Chevy Sonic have long pointed out the platform's suite of technology, the 2018 Mirage has closed that gap. For the new model year, Mitsubishi has upgraded the infotainment in the Mirage to be compatible with smartphone applications for Apple- and Android-based platforms.

 

 

 

2018 Mirage Vs. 2018 Chevy Sonic
1.2-liter, 3-Cyl. Engine 1.8-L, 4-Cyl.
Five-speed manual Transmission Five-speed manual
47 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 47.4 cu.-ft.
Yes (Mirage G4) Alt. Body Style Yes

 

Highlights of the 2018 Mirage

As a whole, hatchbacks are almost universally praised for their ability to have very adaptable interiors. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage certainly fits this mold. Experts have agreed that the new Mirage does a very good job of providing cargo space to its buyers. When the interior of the 2018 Mirage is properly configured, it offers 47 cubic-feet of cargo volume, coming within a potential rounding error when compared to the 2018 Chevy Sonic. Additionally, the new Mirage gained points in the eyes of reviewers for having convenient storage pockets in its doors.

A front view of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage parked on the road
A photo of the rear of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage packed with groceries

A close up photo of the touchscreen interface for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
A view of the front seats of the 2018 Mirage with black upholstery

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