2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
Small cars have long appealed to buyers with their maneuverability and impressive fuel economy ratings. Some models seek to improve on this by offering an added degree of sport and fun to the compact and subcompact segment. Looking at the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is a great way to get an idea what two of these sporty small cars have to offer.
Both of these cars come with small engines that strive to deliver both impressive fuel economy ratings, and enough power to keep the car fun. Each car is then offered in a variety of trim levels that include different collections of standard and available features.
|2017 Volkswagen Beetle||VS||2017 Mitsubishi Mirage|
|1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder||Standard Engine||1.2-liter three-cylinder|
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Engine Performance
While both of the small engines offered on the 2017 Beetle and the 2017 Mirage deliver in the fuel economy department, only Volkswagen is able to offer enough performance to actually be fun. The 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that is offered on the Mirage offers 78 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Beetle’s standard 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine churns out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. In a small car like the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle, this peppy engine adds sportscar-like performance. Even with the added degree of fun, the Beetle still earns an estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highways. The engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission for even more fun.
Safety is an important concern for many drivers. In this category, the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is once again able to excel. The car is offered with a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a tire pressure monitor, automatic post-collision braking system and an intelligent crash response system.
The 2017 Beetle can be equipped with all of the best features Volkswagen has to offer. The car offers features like a panoramic sunroof, VW Car-Net App-Connect, a Fender Premium audio system, dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start and leatherette seats.
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle stands out amongst the many entries in the sporty compact class with it’s impressive engine and equally impressive list of comfort, safety and technology features. Take one for a test drive today.