Notable differences between the 2014 - 2015 Mirage
Hey everyone, just thought I'd share some information that was passed on to me today. I am fortunate to have a friend who is a mechanic at Mitsubishi in Montreal. Now I don't know if this applies to Mirages elsewhere, but in Canada the 2015 Mirage came with an ever so slightly different motor mount for 2015. Perhaps this applies for all 2015 models around the world. You can see the difference when comparing the two models side by side, as I got to today in their showroom. This isn't an update that would be very obvious to someone comparing models. In fact no one at the dealer noticed until today, when a mechanic stumbled upon this change (update) when he noticed there was a little less engine vibration when idling the 2015 models, (and they've had the 2015's for a few months now). As far as he is concerned from a quick visual, he believes these mounts to be interchangeable between 2014 - 2015. He promises to look into this further.
The dealership uses 2014 Mirages as courtesy cars for customers. I did get an opportunity to go for a spin in their 2014 model today, and yes I did feel a bit more vibration when stopped at a traffic light. Not enough that I would be bothered by it, however if any owner of a 2014 is interested they could always ask their local dealer about it. Perhaps it's news to them as well. Now to be fair I own a manual transmission and the dealer courtesy Mirage was a CVT transmission, so I did put the CVT into neutral while at a complete stop as to be as fair as possible in comparison to the manual.
The first picture is a 2014, while the bottom one is a 2015.
These are not pictures I took today at the dealership, but ones I found on the internet, however the comparison is the same.
Hope you found this interesting, and I'll keep you updated on any new not so obvious finds.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 48.3 mpg (US) ... 20.5 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 58.0 mpg (Imp)