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    2012 Scion iQ vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

    I've been meaning to do this for a while, my impressions of the Mirage versus my old iQ:



    Scion iQ:

    • Curb weight: 2,127 lbs
    • Larger i4 Engine: 1.3 liters / 94 hp
    • Direct injection engine, with known carbon build-up issues
    • Smaller fuel tank: 8.5 gallons
    • Smaller turning radius: 13.2 ft
    • Larger stock wheels: 16"/5"
    • Even more obscure stock tire size: 175/60R16
    • 6 segment fuel display - last segment blinks at 2.5 gallons in the tank
    • Lower EPA fuel mileage: 36city / 37highway / 37combined
    • Smoother CVT, but not geared as well for the highway
    • Better steering feedback
    • 3+1 seating
    • Little body roll


    Mitsubishi Mirage:

    • Curb weight: 2,018 lbs - 2,128 lbs
    • Smaller engine: 1.2 liters / 78 hp
    • Multipoint injection engine without direct injection drawbacks
    • Larger fuel tank: 9.25 gallons
    • Larger turning radius: 15.1 ft
    • Smaller stock wheels: 14"/4.5"
    • Uncommon stock tire size: 165/65R14
    • 10? segment fuel display, with multiple fuel level indicators
    • Better EPA fuel mileage: 37city / 43highway / 39combined
    • Jerkier CVT, but better gearing for the highway
    • "Dead" steering
    • 5 person seating
    • Worse body roll


    Overall, the Mirage is more practical, but I miss the steering feel of the iQ.


    Last edited by timw4mail; 10-03-2018 at 01:22 PM.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 33.6 mpg (US) ... 14.3 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.4 mpg (Imp)


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    You left out weight. (I think the iQ is slightly lighter)

    And the Mirage is available with a proper manual transmission.

    And you can get a newer (or even new) Mirage. They quit selling the iQ in the US in 2015, but only sold about 500 2015 models. So, most US iQ's are 2011-2014.

    I wanted an iQ from the first time I saw one... if only they'd offered it with a manual transmission.
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    You left out weight. (I think the iQ is slightly lighter)

    And the Mirage is available with a proper manual transmission.

    And you can get a newer (or even new) Mirage. They quit selling the iQ in the US in 2015, but only sold about 500 2015 models. So, most US iQ's are 2011-2014.

    I wanted an iQ from the first time I saw one... if only they'd offered it with a manual transmission.
    Updated with curb weights.

    Having never driven a manual, I have nothing to miss. (I drive a lot of stop and go traffic, too, so that would get annoying fast).

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    Wow...I never realized those things had a back seat!?!

    What is 3+1 seating...and has anyone ever had 5 adults in a Mirage?!?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.4 mpg (US) ... 21.9 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Wow...I never realized those things had a back seat!?!

    What is 3+1 seating...and has anyone ever had 5 adults in a Mirage?!?
    So, the front passenger seat can move farther forward than the driver, so fitting three people is doable. However, you pretty much have to be a child to fit behind the driver seat, which is the +1.

    If you have the back seats up, though, you have virtually no storage space behind the hatch.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 33.6 mpg (US) ... 14.3 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    if only they'd offered it with a manual transmission.
    Story of my life! I get that there aren't a lot of people who want a manual transmission anymore. But the people who do want them REALLY want them.

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    i had a Toyota iQ nice car but was always being recalled some reason

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    In the uk we had Aston Martin Cygnet rebadged Toyota iQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam - UK View Post
    i had a Toyota iQ nice car but was always being recalled some reason

    a had this done on mine Engine:1.0 l Name:  toc_128369_93_3.png
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    In the uk we had Aston Martin Cygnet rebadged Toyota iQ
    Odd, I don't remember any recalls for mine, but the US (Scion) version only had the 1.3L engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timw4mail View Post
    Odd, I don't remember any recalls for mine, but the US (Scion) version only had the 1.3L engine.
    in the uk we had 1,0 and 1,3 i had the 1.0 cvt
    my old car
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    Different looking car for sure, super rare in my area of Canada, southern ontario. You see more mirages than you think here, but this is the land of pickups, and suv crossovers like the new eclipse cross.

    Proportions and 142 inches or so or less length, yours is a smaller car, similar to Mirage but Mirage is plainer looking


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 39.8 mpg (US) ... 16.9 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.8 mpg (Imp)


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