2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Aside from the two-seated MX-5 Miata, the Mazda3 is the smallest, most compact vehicle in the lineup. While all Mazda models are remarkably stylish, the Mazda3 is the only one that comes as both a four-door car and a five-door hatchback. This gives it an extra sense of style and sophistication.

You can check out photos below, but right now, we want to compare the 2018 Mazda3 to the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. An important part of car shopping is model research. To be as diplomatic as possible, we conducted research on the base models of each vehicle. Learn more by reading our table below.

red mazda3 compared to orange mitsubishi mirage

2018 Mazda3


2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

155-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter I4 Engine specs 78 horsepower, 1.2-liter I3
Available, with voice activation Integrated navigation system Not available
Available Blind spot monitoring Not available
Standard Satellite radio Not available

Get the 2018 Mazda3 in Irvine CA

Let’s face it, the 2018 Mirage is mostly an economical car. And that’s great for certain drivers. But for anyone hoping to have a selection of base features and an enjoyable engine, the Mirage falls short. SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY makes the 2018 Mazda3 exhilarating to drive, and a gorgeously crafted body makes it one of the best-looking cars in its class. Remember, you can get the Mazda3 as a sedan or a hatchback, whereas the Mirage is only available as a hatchback. The Touring and Grand Touring models of the Mazda3 come with a more potent, larger engine that is powered by 184 horses. No other engines are available on the Mirage other than what is listed in the chart above.

There is a ton to love about the Mazda3. Come down to Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine to learn more about it. Whether you want a sedan or hatchback, we’ve got something for you. We hope to see you soon!