It’s a lot bigger than the mirage. 21” longer and 5” wider and about 1k pounds heavier with twice the power. I don’t like the outlander due to direct injection. The sport isn’t DI. And gets at least 5mpg more
Thats why I said hatchback, not subcompact. Mirage is on the smaller side.
It too bad the Sport canít hit 40 MPG. I really like that car. Idk if 35 MPG is even realistic with 4 extra PSI on all tyres.
Interestingly speaking, the Mazda CX-5 (compact SUV) from 2013-2016 model year did offer with a manual transmission, capable of reaching 35 MPG HWY which is fascinating! 155 HP at 6,000 RPM and curb weight is 3,000 pounds.
I've managed 35mpg in my Sport a time or two. For the most part my highway mpg's seems to vary between 32-34mpg. With a 16.6 gallon tank it has some good range. If you click at my fuelly link for my OS you can look at my lifetime average over 60k miles.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.6 mpg (Imp)