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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door

Gray 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage on left "vs" Red 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door on right

If your days are constantly on the go and filled with kids, groceries, stuff for work, gear for play and everything in between, then you need a versatile and efficient vehicle. When seeking out to find the most versatile and efficient, it is easy to see why you have found the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door. They both offer exceptional fuel economy and adaptive interiors ready to accommodate kids, cargo and anything else you need to move around. So, take a closer look at the similarities and differences of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door right here and help yourself make an educated decision.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage


2018 Kia Rio 5-Door

1.2L Inline 3-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.6L Inline 4-Cylinder
Continuously Variable (CVT) Available Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
37 MPG City/ 43 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 28 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY
47 Cubic Feet Max Cargo Volume 32.8 Cubic Feet
*EPA estimates of base trim level equipped with the “available transmission”.

Compare & Decide

While the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door’s 1.6L 4-Cylinder engine delivers 130 horsepower and119 lb-ft of torque which does outperform the Mirage’s 1.2L 3-Cylinder, but the Mirage's gains in fuel efficiency make more fiscal sense. Both the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door have a sporty exterior with an easy load hatchback rear door, but the Mirage provides more rear legroom and overall cargo capacity. With three trim levels each, the 2018 Mirage and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door offer unique upgrades, but the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage has four wheel size choices while the Kia only has one, and the 2018 Mirage has a standard rearview camera, something only available as an upgrade on the Rio 5-Door. Other standard features on the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage include, a 7” touch panel display with Digital HD Radio® and Bluetooth® connectivity, steering-wheel mounted controls, and even rear heater floor ducts. With more standard equipment, a more efficient drivetrain, and more available cargo space, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is more of the car you are looking for and the easy winner over the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door. If you want to see the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage in person, you can find it at D&E Mitsubishi in Wilmington, NC today.