The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is an all-new model and also it is the cheapest and smallest vehicle that Japanese automaker sells in the U.S. The new Mirage is a four-door hatchback subcompact car that is built in Thailand and comes with an impressive list of standard and optional features and with an impressive fuel economy (the highest EPA fuel-efficiency rating of any non-hybrid car sold in the U.S.). The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage competes with Fiat 500, Scion iQ, Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, and Mazda2.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is offered in DE and ES trim levels. The Mirage DE comes standard with halogen headlights, rear spoiler, color-keyed front and rear bumpers, rear intermittent wiper, power mirrors, 14-inch steel wheels with steel cover, 4-way adjustable driver’s and front passenger seats, split folding high-back rear seat, automatic climate control with micron air filtration, tilt steering wheel and cargo light. An 140-watt 4-speaker audio system with CD player and USB port, keyless entry, power windows and 12-volt accessory outlet are all standard also.
The ES model adds fog lights, 14-inch alloy wheels, 6-way adjustable driver’s and front passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, silver shift panel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, a rearview camera and push button start. A MMES navigation system is available as an option.
Standard safety features of the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), brake assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), advanced dual-stage front airbags with occupant seat position sensor and 7 standard airbags (including driver knee airbag). An Hill Start Assist (HSA) system is available as an option.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is powered by a 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC 12-valve Inline 3-cylinder engine that produces 74 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The fuel economy is indeed impressive: 37 mpg city/ 44 mpg highway with CVT. With the manual transmission EPA estimates are 34 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.
The Chrysler 200 was first time introduced for the 2011 model year, and it is an entry-level car in the Chrysler lineup. This midsize sedan offers a strong V6 engine, a luxurious cabin with upscale materials and soft-touch surfaces and seats for five. The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan competes with Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu. The Chrysler 200 convertible is considered a distinct model.
The Chrysler 200 sedan offers a solid feel and tight handling, a smooth ride, and a cabin that is very quiet thanks to sound-absorption materials and acoustic glass windshield, usually found in higher priced vehicles. The interior has high-quality materials and supportive seats. The instrument panel in gray graphics looks well, and its white accent lighting is wonderful at night, creating a nice ambient cockpit lighting.
The 2011 chrysler 200 sedan is available in LX, Touring and Limited trim levels. The Chrysler 200 LX comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, manually operated air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, illuminated keyless entry, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and steering wheel controls. The Touring adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 6-speaker sound system.
The Cold Weather package is optional and adds remote ignition and heated front seats. Also available is the Uconnect Voice Command package that adds an iPod/USB audio interface, an auto-dimming mirror and Bluetooth connectivity. The S package adds 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, black grille, black headlamp housing and projector fog lamps with black bezels. The Super S package includes 18-inch black semigross aluminum wheels, polished exhaust tips, body-color side sills and unique front-end styling.
The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan Limited adds leather upholstery, foglights, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface and an upgraded 276-watt Boston Acoustics sound system.
The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan has two available engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (standard on the LX and Touring) that produces 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter V6 engine (standard on the Limited) that produces 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission available is a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features of the Chrysler 200 sedan include ABS, traction control, stability control, active head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.