These cars don't seem to be any different than most front wheel drive cars I have owned. If you don't rotate the tires, the fronts will wear out at a much faster rate. The good news is that your rear alignments must be pretty good or you would notice wear on the rears at this point.
I rotate my tires every 5,000 miles which is somewhat of a pain. But I have a lift and I do it at the same time I change the oil. So it makes it easy for me to remember when I'm due for both.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.7 mpg (US) ... 22.0 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.1 mpg (Imp)