1987 Mitsubishi Mirage MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage.

The 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage has 5 model options: Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L, Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L and Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L.

The 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage is 27 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 25 30
Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 31 29 34
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 30 27 34
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L 22 21 24
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 22 29

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage is $2,540.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,200 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L $2,300 save $0
Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L $2,000 save $1,500
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L $2,100 save $1,000
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L $3,350 spend $5,250 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L $2,950 spend $3,250 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage will consume in one year is 11 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 11
Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 10
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 10
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L 14
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L 12

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 5 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage model options.

Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L:

City MPG 25
Highway MPG 30
Combined MPG 27
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 0
Fuel Cost $2,300
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 3-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L:

City MPG 29
Highway MPG 34
Combined MPG 31
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,500
Fuel Cost $2,000
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 4-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L:

City MPG 27
Highway MPG 34
Combined MPG 30
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,000
Fuel Cost $2,100
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L:

City MPG 21
Highway MPG 24
Combined MPG 22
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $5,250
Fuel Cost $3,350
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 3-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L:

City MPG 22
Highway MPG 29
Combined MPG 25
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $3,250
Fuel Cost $2,950
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Disclaimer

Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

MPG Buddy does not guarantee the accuracy of this data, nor are we liable for any decisions made by referencing this data. Make sure to contact the specific car manufacturer to confirm accuracy.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spend a lot of time collecting, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site to be as useful to you as possible.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference MPG Buddy as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "1987 Mitsubishi Mirage MPG and Fuel Economy". MPG Buddy. Accessed on June 26, 2022. http://mpgbuddy.com/cars/mitsubishi/mirage/1987.

  • "1987 Mitsubishi Mirage MPG and Fuel Economy". MPG Buddy, http://mpgbuddy.com/cars/mitsubishi/mirage/1987. Accessed 26 June, 2022

  • 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage MPG and Fuel Economy. MPG Buddy. Retrieved from http://mpgbuddy.com/cars/mitsubishi/mirage/1987.