Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Mitsubishi Mirage safety has been awarded four stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. It scored 90 percent for adult occupant protection, 72 percent for child occupant protection and 73 percent for pedestrian protection.

In recent US crash tests the Mirage's performance in a 'small overlap front crash' scenario has been criticised.

The car is built around a body structure Mitsubishi has dubbed ‘RISE’ – Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution – which, as with most road cars, is designed to combine a very rigid cabin area with a deformable front end to absorb the energy of an impact.

Front, side and curtain airbags are fitted as standard alongside the usual suite of electronic safety systems such as ABS, traction control and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) which varies the amount of force sent to each wheel’s brakes according to load.

An Emergency Stop Signal System triggers the hazard lights automatically if the driver brakes exceptionally hard.

Although it’s short in length, the Mirage is designed to accommodate five people in reasonable comfort. Its interior length makes up 65 per cent of the overall length of the car as the engine compartment has been made as small as possible to increase cabin space.

As a five-door car, access isn’t a problem. At 235 litres the boot isn’t huge, although it’s more accommodating than some rivals such as the Kia Picanto and Suzuki Splash, for example. This increases to 600 litres with the rear seats folded.

There are decent-sized door-bins in the cabin to stow odds and ends in along with a conventional glove-box, although this isn’t lockable. Visibility is very good, making the Mirage easy to park. The top ‘3’ trim level also benefits from parking sensors which are body-coloured to blend in with the front and rear bumpers.

The turning circle is usefully small too, the Mirage able to chase its own tail in the space of 9.2m.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mitsubishi Mirage.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
2 optional equipment
None available

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
3 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
4 optional equipment
None available

Attivo equipment

Attivo standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Attivo optional equipment
None available

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Design optional equipment
None available

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
First Edition optional equipment
None available

Juro equipment

Juro standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
Juro optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim

Verve equipment

Verve standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Verve optional equipment
None available