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Mitsubishi Mirage announced as the least expensive small car to own and run in NRMA study

26th Sep, 2013

NSW motoring association NRMA has confirmed the Mitsubishi Mirage as the cheapest vehicle to own and run of more than 1,800 vehicles reviewed in its annual study of vehicle operating costs.

The Mirage performed so well that up to four models featured in the light car category top ten – in first, fourth, sixth and ninth places.

MMAL’s CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the NRMA study result is another strong endorsement of the Mirage’s outstanding value, fuel efficiency and high standards of safety.

“The Mitsubishi Mirage is the complete package for customers looking for an affordable city car with fantastic fuel economy and low running costs,” he said.

“And for extra peace of mind, every Mirage comes with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, 5 year warranty, 4 year Roadside Assist and 4 year Capped Price Servicing.  With its stylish four-door design, spacious five seat interior and long list of standard equipment, the new Mirage has built a solid reputation for outstanding value for money.”

The Mirage ES 1.2 litre five-speed manual took top honours with a running cost per week of $93.29, followed closely in fourth spot by the Mirage Sport 1.2 litre five-speed manual with weekly costs of $97.17. 

When fitted with the continuous variable transmission (CVT), the Mirage ES finished sixth, costing just $102.04 a week to run, followed by the range-topping LS five-speed manual (9th) with running costs of $103.49 per week.

The results for the NRMA survey are calculated based on annual travelling distance of 15,000 kilometres over a five year ownership period. It covers all costs of owning and running a vehicle including vehicle purchase price, depreciation, registration, comprehensive insurance, servicing, repairs, average fuel costs as well as the cost of NRMA membership. More detail can be found at

Launched in January 2013, the all-new Mirage has already received accolades from respected automotive authorities like Wheels Magazine, which recently named Mirage a Gold Star Car award winner in the Light Car Under $14k category.

The Mitsubishi Mirage benefits from a 5 year/130,000 km new vehicle warranty, 5 year Roadside Assist and Capped Price Servicing for the first four years or 60,000 km of ownership.*

To find your nearest Mitsubishi Motors dealer or to find out more about the all-new Mirage, visit

 14MY Mirage RRP   5 MT  CVT
 ES    $12,990  $14,490
 Sport  $13,990  $15,490
 LS  $14,990  $16,490

* 1 year roadside assist (service condition apply). For purchases of new Mitsubishi vehicles after 1st October 2012, initial 12 month roadside assist will be extended for a period of 12 months from the date of the most recent eligible CPS for that vehicle performed at an authorised Mitsubishi dealer. Roadside assist, if extended in accordance with these items, is available for a maximum of up to 5 years.

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