2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

MSRP $23,390

Ranked #21 in Sedan

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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 15, 2021

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The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is for the ones who want to have it all in a small package, well except for performance. As it is a subcompact sedan for the entry-level segment, the Mirage G4 is one of the cheapest sedans in North America. With the recent facelift, it received an updated design profile to resemble the brand's sporty sedan appeal from the past. 

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Pros

Affordable price tag

Comprehensive warranty options

Economical and efficient

Cons

Polarizing design language

Engine lacks power

What's New?

Mostly remains unchanged

Minor design tweaks (chrome accents)

Better standard features

New safety features

Interior options 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23390

bodystyle

dr Sedan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$23,390 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in Infrared Metallic color
Infrared Metallic

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Those noteworthy updates brought hope for the dying Mitsubishi lineup. As for 2022 MY, we'll be getting minor touch-ups. With its humble 3 cylinder engine and best-in-class fuel economy, it is ranked as the 7th most reliable sedan in its segment by J.D. Power. The 3 trim levels will be carried over from 2021 MY at an expected initial price of $15,595.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Features

The Mitsubishi Mirage lineup has a reputation for being too arbitrary, which borders on mundane. Conservative looks, a tranquilized powertrain, and a lack of character are responsible for the Mirage G4 to have a bad rep with prospective customers. However, Mitsubishi actually offers plenty of features in the Mirage G4 across the trim levels, especially when you consider the price at which it is offered to the people. 

Trims

ES 

LE

SE

MSRP 

$15,595

$17,850

$18,595

Features

Halogen headlights

In addition to/replacing features in the ES trim:

In addition to/replacing features in the LE trim:

 

Front variable intermittent wipers

LED taillights

LED low and high beam headlights and LED daytime running lights

 

14-inch steel wheels with wheel covers

15-inch alloy wheels

Automatic High Beam (AHB)

 

6-way manually adjustable driver seat

Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection

Fog lights

 

7.0" Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA)

Cargo light

SE badging

 

Rearview camera

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Meter cluster with chrome accent

*expected

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For the price at which the Mirage G4 is offered, the feature list is remarkable. In its highest trim, it gets all the bells and whistles necessary for convenience while pottering around town. While there may not be much excitement on offer, the safety features and additional upgrades the SE trim receives are high value for money, so we recommend you to pick the Mirage G4 SE with a factory package of your choice. 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the teeny-tiny 1.2L MPI 3 cylinder engine is expected to be carried forward to the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 without any upgrades. The last performance upgrade brought a power boost of a mere 4hp. The 78hp engine manages to revs up to 6,000 RPM and delivers a 74lb-ft of torque output.

The base ES trim gets a standard 5-speed manual transmission and an optional 2-Speed CVT. The CVT transmission is standard across all trims apart from the base trim. Yet the power to weight ratio isn't as bad as the acceleration because the Mirage G4 weighs just 2,117 lbs. Also, the engine is backed by an amazing 10-year powertrain warranty.

Models

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 (expected)

2021 Nissan Versa

2021 Hyundai Accent

2021 Kia Rio

MSRP

$15,295

$14,980

$15,395

$16,050

Engine 

1.2L I-3 Regular

1.6L I-4 Regular

1.6L I-4 Regular

1.6L I-4 Regular

Transmission

5-Speed manual

2-Speed CVT w/od

6-Speed manual

2-Speed CVT w/od

Power 

78hp @6,000RPM

122hp @6,000RPM

120hp @6,300RPM

120hp @6,300RPM

Torque 

74lb-ft @4,000RPM 

114lb-ft @4,400RPM

113lb-ft @4,500RPM

112lb-ft @4,500RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

12.7

9.7

8.5

9.1

Quarter-mile (sec)

NA

17.4

16.7

17.6

*2021 data used for reference.

After theNissan Versa, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the cheapest sedan in the segment. No one could figure out the sense of retaining a 3 cylinder underpowered engine against cars that offer a good amount of power. The manual transmission and CVTs are similar among the rivals. The 78hp motor applies all of its force to reach 60 MPH in 12.7 seconds. Also, the highway behavior of the engine isn't the best as it gets loud when you push its limits. The Accent is the fastest among all cars in the above table. 

How does the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 handle?

The suspension updates in the 2021 Mirage G4 enhanced the comfort level up to an extent, but the ride quality is stiffer than expected. With the electronic power steering, the Mirage G4 handles like a charm. A 15.8-inch turning radius is what makes it the most fun to drive sedan even in traffic. 

Moreover, you have a front independent and rear torsion beam suspension that balances the weight evenly. The lowest in the segment curb weight is another reason for its nimble handling. Just like its hatch version, the drag coefficient is considerably lower as compared to the rivals.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Fuel Economy

With the same 1.2L 78hp I3 engine under the hood, the 2022 Mirage G4 is expected to take its extraordinary fuel economy further. The base trim with its 5-Speed manual transmission offers 33 MPG in the city, 40 MPG on the highway, and 35 MPG combined. As we switch to the 2-Speed CVT transmission, the fuel economy gets better. You get 35 MPG in the city, 41 MPG on the highway, and upto 37 MPG combined. This makes the Mirage G4 the most fuel-efficient sedan in the segment. 

Models

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 (expected)

2021 Nissan Versa

2021 Hyundai Accent

2021 Kia Rio

MPG City

33

32

29

33

MPG Highway

40

40

39

41

MPG Combined 

35

30

33

36

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

9.2

10.8

11.9

11.9

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

303.6/368

345.6/432

345.1/464.1

392.7/487.9

In terms of fuel economy, theKia Rio is the most efficient offering 36MPG combined, but when Mirage G4 is equipped with the CVT, all odds turn into Mitsubishi’s favor. However, with a small fuel tank, the Mirage G4 couldn't offer the best in class range as the rivals have better fuel capacity. 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Interior

The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a mildly equipped car with a simple interior design. It will mostly remain the same with the 2022 MY as well. The cabin is finished with hard plastic that looks pretty nice in all the available dark color options. To get the premium looks, you can avail yourself of the piano black interior with chrome and metal-look accents. Keeping alive the straightforward Mitsubishi ergonomics, the cabin is minimal, and you get immense space inside the cabin. However, the center console looks busy with the AC vents, a touchscreen display, and HVAC. 

The Mirage G4 lacks the comfort that the other cars in its segment offer. The cloth upholstery wraps the front and rear seats. For the front bucket seats, you have a 6-way driver and 4-way passenger adjustments. Moreover, there are front and rear armrests with storage. From the LE trim onwards, you get heated seatbacks and premium cloth upholstery. The standard convenience features include automatic air-conditioning, one-touchdown power windows, and steering-mounted cruise controls. That’s all. Even the top trim doesn't offer anything different than the base trim itself. 

Models

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 (expected)

2021 Nissan Versa

2021 Hyundai Accent

2021 Kia Rio

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Head/Shoulder/ Leg) (inches)

38.9/51.7/41.7

39.5/53.1/44.5

38.9/54.2/42.1

38.9/54.1/42.1

Front row (Head/Shoulder/ Leg) (inches)

36.8/51.2/37.2

36.3/53.6/31.0

37.3/53.7//33.5

37.4/53.3/33.5

Cargo capacity (Cubic feet)

12.4

14.7

13.7

13.7

With similar seating capacity and passenger volume, all the subcompact sedans in the above table are pretty much the same. However, you may get better cabin materials with the rivals. With a good enough seating space at the front, the Mirage G4 has the best in class rear-seat legroom. Both the rows offer decent headroom, but the seats aren't wide enough. 

The short length of the Mirage G4 allows it to have limited trunk space. You have 12.4 cubic feet of cargo room, while the rivals have much bigger trunks. However, the available space is big enough for your touring luggage. Not getting the foldable rear seat is such a shame and a disappointment. However, you have a pass-through rear seat center armrest. Standout interior features include:

  • Automatic air-conditioning
  • Armrests in both rows
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front heated seats
  • 6-way driver and 4-way passenger adjustable seats

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: Infotainment and Connectivity

Mitsubishi brings the latest Smartphone Link Display Audio System inside the new Mirage G4. It is a huge 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display. Now you get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity with the infotainment. A single 12V DC outlet is standard where you get an optional USB port.

There's an AM/FM radio as well to keep you posted and entertained at the same time. The LE trim adds an in-dash CD player to the package. With 4 standard speakers for your music, you can get the optional 4 Rockford Fosgate speakers with a 300W amplifier. Highlighted infotainment features include:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen display
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio System
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto 
  • Rockford Fosgate speakers
  • CD player 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Exterior

The revamped design of the 2021 Mirage G4 puts it way ahead in the segment. The major rework is done with the front and rear fascia. Now you get a sharper front end with a sporty bumper, slicker headlamps, and premium chrome treatment. The rear is updated with a lip spoiler and new tail lamps. You have 14-inch standard and 15-inch optional alloy wheels.

An optional chrome tip exhaust will give a premium sedan appearance to the rear bumper. Yet the Mirage hatch looks much sportier than the G4 Sedan, as popularity speaks fancy words. The overall upgrade adds great value to the Mirage G4. Since it was only updated last year, 2022 MY will have no changes.

Models

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 (expected)

2021 Nissan Versa

2021 Hyundai Accent

2021 Kia Rio

Curb weight (lbs)

2,117

2,599

2,502

2,767

Length (in.)

169.5

177.0

172.6

172.6

Width (in.)

65.7

68.5

68.1

67.9

Height (in.)

59.2

57.3

57.1

57.1

Ground clearance (in.)

6.3

6.8

5.5

5.5

Wheelbase (in.)

100.4

103.1

101.6

101.6

Track width (in.) F/R 

56.9/56.3

59.8/60.2

59.3/59.5

60.0/60.2

Being the lightest car in the US market, the Mirage G4 is a hatchback turned sedan. In terms of length and width, it suits the subcompact sedan segment pretty well. With a hatchback-like stance, you have a massive ground clearance too. The lightweight structure sits on a 100.4-inch wheelbase, which is the smallest in the segment. The size falls short against the bigger cars such as the Versa. Standout exterior features include:

  • Sharper front fascia
  • Chrome accents
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Chrome tip exhaust
  • 15-inch alloy wheels

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Safety

Cheaper, low-cost vehicles are not the most reassuring when it comes to occupant protection and safety. Low-quality sheet metal and a lack of detailing in design can result in a fairly unsafe car. Luckily, this is where the Mirage siblings can show they are a complete product as they are meticulously designed for the low-cost buyers who aren’t interested in driving a car all day long. The Mirage G4 sedan has not been rated by the NHTSA, but the hatchback version receives an overall 4-stars for safety in 2021. With a strong set of safety features already, the upgrades to the 2022 model year should only bolster this safety rating. Standout safety features include:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Advanced dual-stage front airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and brake assist

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Final Verdict

Mitsubishi was known for its performance and reliability. The recent years didn't work in the favour of Mitsubishi, and it is way past its glory days. The Mirage G4 is an economy car, and the 3-cylinder engine won't do you much good if you are a fan of the iconic Mitsubishi Lancer. The best thing about this subcompact is its fuel economy and a 10-year powertrain warranty. For the ones who want a daily driver at a nominal cost, the 2022 Mirage G4 is a perfect choice.