Introducing the most affordable vehicle in the US: 2015 Mirage
Who offers the most affordable car in America? It's a Japanese offering, but it's not a Toyota, Honda or Nissan. It's the new 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage that is not only highly fuel-efficient, but its also affordable to buy and own. Cars.com named “the most affordable vehicle shoppers can buy” list and the 2015 Mirage came out on top. The editors took into account minimum feature requirements with Bluetooth capability, USB port, power windows and door locks, as well as destination fees and anticipated five-year fuel costs to calculate the most affordable vehicle to buy and own.
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Automatic
The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Automatic was at the top of the list and it’s partly because of it’s low sticker price of $15,115 with options plus destination. The Cars.com editors also calculated five-year fuel costs for each car to help shoppers understand that the sticker price is just part of the true cost of a buying a car.
Best-in-class fuel economy
The all-new 2015 Mirage offers best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA rating of 37 mpg city/44 mpg highway/40 mpg combined (CVT-equipped models; 5-speed manual transmission model delivers an EPA fuel economy rating of 34 mpg city/42 mpg highway/37 mpg combined). That’s better than any non-hybrid gas powered car in America.
Mirage beats out all others in its class
The 2015 Mirage beat out all other in its class and topped the 2014 Scion iQ base, 2014 Chevrolet Spark 1LT Automatic, 2014 Nissan Versa SV, 2015 Honda Fit LX w/ CVT, 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV, 2014 Toyota Prius c One, 2014 Toyota Yaris LE 3 Door, 2014 Mazda Mazda2 Sport w/ auto and 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Sedan. For the complete Cars.com rundown you can see it here.
It’s more than just sticker price
Mirage accomplished the best in-class fuel economy by having a low 0.28 drag coefficient because of the Mirage’s clean and aerodynamic exterior styling. It’s powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder DOHC engine that produces 74 bhp and 74 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is the latest version of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) variable valve-timing system that maximizes fuel efficiency and power output while reducing emissions.
Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com's Executive Editor says, "Shoppers face legitimate sticker shock when shopping for a new car. While advertisements often lead shoppers to believe that cars are quite affordable, the reality is that the price of entry for even a modestly equipped new car is well above what many shoppers expect. That's why we've devised a list of not just the most affordable cars for sale, but which cars are the most affordable to buy and own."
The new 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is not only highly fuel-efficient, but its also affordable to buy and own. The fuel-stingy five-door sub compact beats all others in this class and is the most affordable car in the U.S.
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