CNN Money reports that the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has been named the year’s most affordable car by Cars.com.
Cars.com, the gold standard in online automotive resources, did not simply rank all vehicles by retail price. The website examined cars of all shapes and sizes, requiring that all of them come equipped with power windows and door locks, Bluetooth capability, and USB ports. Additionally, editors factored in the price that customers would pay at the pump the first five years of ownership.
When Cars.com added together its price with options and destination fee ($15,015) and the five year fuel cost ($7,000), the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Automatic was the number one most affordable car, at a total cost of $22,015
“When we considered the most affordable cars, it was important that we looked only at models equipped with basic but important options like an automatic transmission and power windows and locks,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, the Executive Editor of Cars.com. “More often than not, entry-level cars with the lowest sticker prices are equipped only with a manual transmission and little to no additional features. We wanted to help consumers who want an incredibly affordable car to find one that also includes the niceties that almost every shopper has come to expect.”
If you are looking for a car that combines exceptional quality and value, stop by Randall Mitsubishi today to try out the year’s most affordable vehicle.