In a highly competitive subcompact car market, numerous contenders from various automakers make their mark in the budget segment. Two popular choices in the US market are the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2023 Kia Rio. Although they both have excellent fuel efficiency and affordability, they have some differences. Both cars have practical features for everyday use and a reasonable price. The Mirage is recognized for its fuel efficiency and small size, whereas the Rio has a spacious interior and refined ride quality. We at Nanaimo Mitsubishi in Nanaimo, BC, aim to compare these two subcompact cars and highlight their distinctions to assist you in making an informed decision about which model suits your needs and preferences. This comparison between Mirage and Rio will assess their interior, performance, and safety features to determine the best subcompact car. Scroll down to read more.
2023 Mitsubishi Mirage
2023 Kia Rio
|Front Wheel Drive
||Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive
|36 City/ 43 Hwy
||Fuel Economy (MPG)
||32 City/ 41 Hwy
|Compact Hatchback||Body Style
If you're searching for a top-budget subcompact car, the 2023 Mirage is a fantastic choice, despite facing tough competition from many newer competitors. It has consistently provided a reliable value proposition over the years. The Mirage stands out in its class with its exceptional fuel efficiency, generous trunk space, comprehensive range of features, and a broad selection of standard features, all contributing to it being one of the leading options for budget subcompact cars in the US.
Compared to the 2023 Kia Rio, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage provides exceptional fuel efficiency. It boasts an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 43 miles per gallon on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars available. In contrast, the Kia Rio has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 37 miles per gallon on the highway, which is still impressive but falls short of the Mirage's fuel efficiency.
In terms of pricing, the Mitsubishi Mirage is a more affordable option than the Kia Rio. The base model of the Mirage starts at approximately $16,245, while the Kia Rio begins at around $16,750. The Mirage's affordability makes it an ideal choice for budget-conscious buyers, particularly those purchasing their first car. Moreover, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage is more compact than the 2023 Kia Rio, making it easier to maneuver in tight spaces and park in small spots.
If you require more information about the 2023 Mirage, please get in touch with our dealership team in Nanaimo, BC, and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have. Also, schedule a test drive of the model with us at your convenience.