Despite being a modest machine, the Mirage has collected a few awards this year. I thought I'd start a thread to list them, plus any other notable accomplishments.
Car of the Year 2012-2013 (Philippines)
Over 50 members from the Philippines' broadcast, print and online media outlets took part in this year's voting which saw the Mirage taking top place.
Read more: The Philippines "Car of the Year" award goes to *drum rolls* ... Mirage!
Best New Sub-Compact Car 2014 (U.S.A. - Hispanic Motor Press Awards)
HMPA said: "With its low price, exemplary fuel economy, surprisingly ample cargo volume, comprehensive safety features, and available upscale amenities, the new Mirage is an excellent all-around value"
Read more: 2014 Mirage named "Best Sub-Compact Car" by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards
Best City Car of 2013 (Australia - Drive)
In a big upset, the Mirage de-throned VW's Polo, which took the award the previous 3 years.
Read more: Australia: Mirage named "Best City Car of 2013" w/video (drive.com.au)
Light Car of the Year (New Zealand - NZ Company Vehicle Magazine)
Mirage takes an award by a magazine jury that evaluates vehicles for business use.
See: New Zealand: Mirage wins award for light business car of the year
Best Fleet Value In Canada (2014)
Mirage had the "lowest total cost of ownership in every one of the 24 lifecycle scenarios measured."
Mirage awarded "Best Value / Lowest Total Cost of Ownership" in Canada - Vincentric
Car of the Year Awards 2013 (Thailand)
Mirage "hit the highest score to win Best Hatchback under 1,200 c.c.”
Mitsubishi Thailand press release: Mitsubishi Mirage, Triton and Pajero Sport won
Australia's Best Cars (2014)
Entry level Mirage takes the micro car category
Australia: Mirage named "best in class" in car of the year awards
Best New Sub-Compact Car 2017 (U.S.A. - Hispanic Motor Press Awards)
Read more: Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan awarded Hispanic Motor Press subcompact car of the year
Other notable accomplishments
5-star safety rating (Australia - ANCAP)
An overall score of 34.07 (out of 37).
Thread: Video & details: Mirage crash test - top 5-star rating by ANCAP
Most fuel efficient non-hybrid vehicle (Canada / U.S.A.)
This is for the 1.2L car with CVT (U.S. EPA / NRCAN combined rating)
Thread: 2014 Mirage gas mileage: best MPG in its class in U.S./Canada
Lowest total cost of ownership (Australia and New Zealand)
Several Australian auto associations crunched the numbers and found the purchase + operating costs of the Mirage to be the lowest around.
Thread: Mirage is cheapest new car to own/run in Australia (RACV/RACQ/NRMA)
And again in 2018: Mirage takes "cheapest to own" crown again in Australia
Most fuel efficient non-hybrid in Japan
This is for the 1.0L car.
Thread: 1.0L Mirage/Space Star: best non-hybrid fuel economy in Japan (JC08)
Most fuel efficient vehicle with a manual transmission (Canada / U.S.A.)
Tied with the Ford Fiesta Ecoboost 1.0t at 37 MPG (US) combined
Thread: 2014 Mirage 1.2 vs. Ford Fiesta 1.0 ecoboost - which has better mileage/fuel economy?
Highest model loyalty 2 years running (U.S.A.)
"Mitsubishi Mirage had the greatest percentage of owners [in its segment] who returned to market and purchased or leased another Mitsubishi Mirage in the 2014 model year"Thread: Mirage recognized for top model loyalty
2017: Lowest cost of ownership (U.S.A.)
Recognized as best in its class considering eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.
Thread: 2017 Mirage awarded "Lowest Cost of Ownership" in its class in U.S. - Vincentric
2017: Cheapest car to lease (U.S.A.)
Recognized as most affordable lease, including fuel & insurance costs.
Thread: Mirage recognized as "cheapest car to lease" in the U.S.
#1 car in "Top 10 New Cars for Penny Pinchers" (U.S.A.) as ranked by Cars.com
Thread: US: Mirage is #1 best bang for your buck -- Cars.com
Best Environmental Performance (U.S.A.) Awarded by the Automotive Science Group based on life-cycle analysis.
Thread: Mirage wins another award: best Environmental/Social/Economic performance
ACEEE Greenest Vehicles List (U.S.A.) Named by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE).
Thread: 2014 Mirage named one of the "greenest" new cars by ACEEE, and again in 2015
The 5 greenest cars of 2014 (U.S.A)
The Mirage is selected in one of 5 different powertrain categories as the most efficient gasoline powered non-hybrid.
Thread: US: The 5 greenest cars of 2014 (Greener Ideal)
Best and Worst Cars I've Driven This Year (U.S. - Jalopnik)
Writer Raphael Orlove makes a case for the entertainment value in a light weight, low-powered city car.
Thread: US: 2014 Mirage -- Best and Worst Cars I've Driven This Year (Jalopnik.com)