The front-drive Mirage subcompact returns in coupe and sedan body styles with few changes for 2001. The base sedan model is now called ES instead of DE, but just about everything else is the same as last year.
The Mirage is Mitsubishis entry-level model in the United States and sells primarily as a fleet vehicle. A redesigned version is expected for the 2002 model year.
The Mirage coupe and sedan share few body parts and have different dimensions. The coupe has a 95-inch wheelbase and a 168-inch overall length, and the sedan has a 98.4-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 174 inches.
Air conditioning, power windows and locks, a stereo with a CD player and a 60/40 split folding rear seat are standard on all models except the DE coupe, where these features are optional.
All models are listed with five-passenger capacity, but that is a stretch given the tight confines of the rear seat.
Under the Hood
The DE coupe comes with a 92-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. All other Mirages use a 113-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder. Both engines come with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.