2015 Chevy Spark vs 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
2015 Chevy Spark vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage: Which Subcompact Has the Edge?
When you’re looking for a new subcompact vehicle, fuel efficiency and affordability are likely the two factors topping your list. A deeper look at other important factors are equally important to examine. We believe that safety that defies small size, excellent warranties, energetic performance, and long-range comfort are all extremely important factors in your new car. Check out how these important features stack up when we put two popular models with base options, the 2015 Chevy Spark and the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, head to head.
Safety Features and Engineering
Whether you’re traveling with passengers or not, safety is a primary concern for many drivers.
- The Chevy Spark and Mitsubishi Mirage both come packed with expected safety equipment—front, side, knee and side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable pretensioner seat belts, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control.
- The Chevy Spark includes OnStar technology, which can deploy emergency system response and emergency services directly to your GPS location. While the Mitsubishi Mirage does offer an on-board navigation computer, there is no OnStar integration with emergency response.
- The Chevy Spark offers daytime running lights—a feature shown to reduce daytime accidents by as much as 11%. The Mitsubishi Mirage does not include this.
- In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) rigorous frontal offset crash test, the Spark outclassed the Mirage on nearly every metric. This ultimately earned the Spark an IIHS “Top Pick” distinction, while the Mirage did not receive this honor.
New Car Warranties
When it comes to new car purchases, one of the most attractive factors is a warranty. There are two significant factors that the Spark and Mirage differ on: service and locations. Mitsubishi does not pay for scheduled maintenance, while the Spark is covered for scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles. This includes oil changes and all other required maintenance at a dealership. Since there are over 7 times more Chevrolet dealers than Mitsubishi dealerships, service appointments will be much easier.
Powertrains and Performance
The Spark is outfitted with a 1.2L DOHC 4-cylinder that delivers 84 hp and 83 lb-ft of torque. The Mirage has a 1.2L DOHC 3-cylinder engine with 74 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque. The Spark also has larger brake rotors, which result in significantly less stopping distance.
While you’re driving the Spark, you’ll notice some key differences from the Mirage, like automatic power locks, automatic headlights, optional heated side mirrors, and driver locked windows. These simple conveniences offered by the Spark give it the edge in comfort over the Mirage.
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Discover all the fun features, top efficiency, and zippy performance the 2015 Chevy Spark has to offer today. Contact us now to set up a test drive, and get all of your questions answered by one of our helpful, caring Chevy experts. We’re ready to find your perfect Spark match and go above and beyond your expectations!