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    12 lightest cars in the US, 2014 (vs. Mitsubishi Mirage 1973 lbs curb weight)



    We all know the Mirage is a pretty dang light car compared to most. But, let's see how it really stacks up against the other cars it is competing against. For now I am simply focusing on the US market because that is what I have easy access to. (But feel free to add info from your home country as well.)

    Weights are in pounds (kilograms). The lightest cars are at the top and weight increases as you go down the list.

    Car Manual Weight
    lbs (kg)
    Automatic Weight
    lbs (kg)
    1. Smart ForTwo n/a 1808 (820)
    2. Mitsubishi Mirage (US) 1973 (894) 2029 (920)
    3. Scion iQ n/a 2127 (965)
    4. Toyota Yaris 2295 (1041) 2315 (1050)
    5. Mazda 2 2306 (1045) 2359 (1070)
    6. Chevrolet Spark 2269 (1029) 2337 (1060)
    7. Nissan Versa (sedan) 2354 (1068) 2412 (1094)
    8. Fiat 500 2363 (1072) 2434 (1104)
    9. Hyundai Accent 2396 (1087) 2463 (1117)
    10. Kia Rio 2410 (1093) 2480 (1125)
    11. Honda Fit 2496 (1132) 2577 (1169)
    12. Mini Cooper 2535 (1150) 2612 (1185)
    13. Ford Fiesta 2537 (1151) 2575 (1168)

    So, the Mirage really is a feather compared to most, and that's one of the reasons why it gets best in class fuel economy. Only the Smart ForTwo beats it in weight. Everything else is substantially heavier. Even the smaller Scion iQ is 8% heavier, and the porky Fiesta is a whopping 33% heavier, although arguably a bit larger vehicle.

    But what about power to weight ratios? Isn't that really the most important stat?
    See thread: Mirage vs competitors power to weight ratio comparison

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    Canada's list is a little different, with the addition of the Nissan Micra (not sold in the U.S... yet). See: 10 lightest cars in Canada 2014 / 2015 (vs. Nissan Micra)
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 49.0 mpg (US) ... 20.8 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 58.8 mpg (Imp)


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