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    Is the Mirage a Compact or Subcompact?

    I was looking at economy numbers and came across this https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/most-fuel-ef...vehicles/21004
    that shows the spark is the most efficient subcompact. After checking out our governments hard to navigate website I found a downloadable copy of their data. They seem to classify the Mirage as a compact and put it in the same category as the Prius C. I"m not sure if this has been brought up before but it doesn't make much sense to me. If I were a Mitsubishi exec I'd be whining.
    Or am I just retarded and the Mirage should be in the same class as Prius?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I was looking at economy numbers and came across this https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/most-fuel-ef...vehicles/21004
    that shows the spark is the most efficient subcompact. After checking out our governments hard to navigate website I found a downloadable copy of their data. They seem to classify the Mirage as a compact and put it in the same category as the Prius C. I"m not sure if this has been brought up before but it doesn't make much sense to me. If I were a Mitsubishi exec I'd be whining.
    Or am I just retarded and the Mirage should be in the same class as Prius?
    I am using Kelly Bluebook (kbb.com) as my source for the U.S. -

    subcompact hatchbacks include -
    2019 Honda Fit
    2019 BMW i3
    2019 KIA Rio
    2019 Chevy Sonic
    2019 Chevy Spark
    2019 Nissan Versa Note
    2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
    2019 Ford Fiesta
    2019 Toyota Prius C
    2018 Toyota Yaris

    They list a small hatchback group - basically the Fiat 500 cars & 2018 electric Smart fourtwo make that up.

    The compact models - are cars like the Civic, Elantra, Prius Prime, & Golf.

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    I don't care what label they call it, totally meaningless to me! Maybe important to sales people.

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    The Geo Prizm is clearly a compact.

    The G4 is 3 inches shorter and 1 inch more narrow yet is a subcompact.

    Unless the cutoff is 66x170 inches just above the size of the G4 or something that points to the categorization being very arbitrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I was looking at economy numbers and came across this https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/most-fuel-ef...vehicles/21004
    that shows the spark is the most efficient subcompact. After checking out our governments hard to navigate website I found a downloadable copy of their data. They seem to classify the Mirage as a compact and put it in the same category as the Prius C. I"m not sure if this has been brought up before but it doesn't make much sense to me. If I were a Mitsubishi exec I'd be whining.
    Or am I just retarded and the Mirage should be in the same class as Prius?
    Well Fummins it's the interior volume space that makes the Mirage oddly a compact car, and not a subcompact. They measure cars for the room passengers have, interior space.

    So the Mirage really is like a Mini on the outside, but more than you'd expect interior. Even to the point the car goes from subcompact to compact (Prius maybe beats the fuel economy)

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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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    At least in the U.S., it's the Environmental Protection Agency that defines the category the vehicle falls in, and that is determined by interior volume. This is why the Ford Mustang was once labeled as subcompact, where as the Nissan Versa was a midsize. Personally, I believe the Mirage is 100% subcompact.



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