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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Kia Forte
Man DE
  • Man DE
  • CVT DE
  • Man ES
  • CVT ES
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 2dr Cpe Man EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Man SX
  • 5dr HB Man SX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX

Prices

MSRP $12,995 $17,995 $17,500
Invoice $12,712 $17,495 $16,790
Avg. Paid $13,775 $18,410 $18,171

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.5 8.8 8.5
Critics' Rating 6.2 9.6 9.2
Performance 6.5 9.3 7.5
Interior 6.5 7.6 8.1
Safety 8.5 9.7 8.1
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Superb fuel economy
  • Tight turning radius
  • Low price
  • Long warranty
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
  • Lots of standard and optional features
  • All-day comfortable front seats
  • Generous trunk space
  • Intuitive climate and stereo controls
Cons
  • Numb steering
  • Modestly-powered engine
  • Plain-Jane interior
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 
  • Lackluster performance from base engine

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-3 1.2 L/73 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
MPG 34 City / 42 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 96.5 106.3 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 148.8 180.3 179.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.6 70.7 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 57.3 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1973 2848 2776

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86.1 96.3 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.6 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 57.2 56.1
Front Hip Room (in) 48.9 55.5 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.6 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34 35.8 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51 54.4 54.9
Second Hip Room (in) 49 53.5 53.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 47
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 14.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
3 Cylinder Engine Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.2 L/73 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 74 @ 6000 155 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 74 @ 4000 150 @ 4000 131 @ 4700
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 30.2 34.8 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 42 41 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 13.2 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard