2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan

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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: November 7, 2019


One of the most unpopular sedans among the masses and car reviewers alike, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan comes with a few changes for the 2019 model year. The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan gets features like fog lamps and alloy wheels as standard unlike the 2018 model that got these as an optional equipment. The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage comes in just 2 trims namely ES and SE, which are priced at $14,795 and $17,495 respectively. Both these trims get a CVT transmission but the base ES comes with a 5 speed manual as standard. The power is still sourced from a 3 cylinder 1.2L motor that generates 78hp.

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Pros

Class leading MPG figures

Spacious interiors

Good warranty coverage

Low starting price

Cons

Dull engine

Bad interior noise insulation

Noisy and harsh engine

Poor quality of materials used in the interiors

What's New?

The 2017 Subaru Impreza was all new. So for 2018, there is only one significant change.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$14795

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

73 cu.in.

horsepower

78 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

74 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

5-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

56.9/56.3

dimensions

wheelbase

100.4 in.

length

169.5 in.

width

65.7 in.

height

59.2 in.

curb weight

2106 lbs.

ground clearance

6.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

89.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.3 cu ft.

payload capacity

947 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

33/35/40 mpg

highway range

368 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr. / 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

120 months. / 100000

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

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Infrared Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Interior

7.0

5.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan ES

ES

power
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
37 combined

$14,795 - $15,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M) Starting at $14,795 MSRP (33/35/40) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, I-3, regular unleaded
5-speed manual front wheel drive 5
ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) Starting at $15,995 MSRP (35/37/41) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, I-3, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan RF

RF

power
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
37 combined

$16,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
RF 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) Starting at $16,490 MSRP (35/37/41) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, I-3, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan SE

SE

power
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
37 combined

$17,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) Starting at $17,495 MSRP (35/37/41) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, I-3, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

5.8

Overall Rating


The Mitsubishi Mirage has been one of the most criticized cars in the US market in 2018 and Mitsubishi wanted to make some improvements, to remove or reduce this tarnishing. The 2019 Mirage G4, however, gets no mechanical changes for 2019 and is still powered that measly 1.2L 3 cylinder motor that generates a poor 78HP. Mitsubishi’s claim to fame, however, is the amazing 37MPG figure, which Mitsubishi claims can save you at least $78 per year against its nearest competitor.

2019 white Mitsubishi Mirage g4 sedan front three quarters
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan front three quarters
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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan rear three quarters

8.0/10
Features

 
 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Features

8.0/10

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes in just 2 Trims namely the ES and the SE.

Trims

ES

SE

Price(2WD)

$14,795

$17,495

Features

Remote Keyless Entry with Panic Feature

Adds/Upgrades these from ES

 

Rearview Camera

15" Dark Chrome Alloy Wheels

 

7" Touchscreen Infotainment with 4 Speakers, Bluetooth, AM/FM/HD Radio, USB

6.5" Smartphone Link Display Audio System with Apple Car Play and Android Auto

 

Rear Seat Center Armrest with Cup Holders

Driver's Seat Armrest

 

Cruise Control

FAST Key Passive Entry, Push Button Start

 

6 Way Adjustable Driver's Seat

Automatic Climate Control

 

Steering Mounted Phone and Audio Controls

Heated Front Seats

The Base ES Trim gets Features like a Big 7" Touchscreen Infotainment System, Dual Zone Climate Control and LED DRL's, which makes it one of the most well loaded SUV's in the segment.

We recommend

Since a lot of Active Safety Features are missing in the first 2 trims, we would suggest the SEL Trim as the one to go for. It packs in a lot of modern features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto along with the Safety Features.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Engine and Performance

What performance? The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage is unpleasant on the highway and little better around town  -TheCarconnection.com

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage, is one of the few cars in the segment that fails to impress people in the city, highway or anywhere else. The Mirage G4 is powered by a 1.2L 3 Cylinder motor that just manages to belt out 78hp and 74lbs-ft of Torque. This Engine is the least powerful engine in the Category and Mitsubishi themselves say that the Engine has been tuned for Mileage rather than performance. We however feel that the In City performance of the Mirage is slightly better than the Highway performance.

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES sedan

Toyota Yaris L sedan

Kia Rio sedan

Hyundai Accent SE sedan

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ford Fiesta S sedan

Nissan Versa

MSRP

$15,690

$16,370

$16,400

$15,880

$19,420

$15,135

$15,650

Engine

1.2L i3 Regular Unleaded

1.5L I4

1.6L I4

1.6L I4

1.4L Turbocharged I4

1.6L I4

1.6L I4

Transmission

5 Speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

5-Speed manual

CVT

Horsepower

78 hp@ 6000rpm

106 @ 6000

130@6300

130@6300

138@4900

120 @ 6350

109 @ 6,000

Torque

74 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

103@ 4000

119@4850

119@4850

148@1850

112 @ 5000

107 @ 4,400

Like its rivals, the 2019 Mirage G4 comes standard with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission as Standard while the CVT options will be dearer by another $1,200. Both Transmissions don't have much to offer in terms of feel and slickness and are lifeless to drive. The CVT however manages to deliver a considerable improvement in the MPG figures than the MT variant.

Acceleration

As we have already discussed in the Engine section, the 1.2L 3 Pot Motor of the Mitsubishi Mirage fails to impress in terms of the performance offered. The Engine is slow to respond and accelerate from a standstill or easily perform an overtaking maneuver.

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES sedan*

Toyota Yaris L sedan

Kia Rio sedan

Hyundai Accent SE sedan

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ford Fiesta S sedan

Nissan Versa

0-60 MPH

12.8

9.0 seconds

8.5 seconds

9.6 seconds

8.2 seconds*

9.4 sec

9.9 seconds*

Quarter mile

17.8

N/A

16.7 seconds

17.2 seconds

N/A

N/A

17.6 seconds*

Engine

1.2L i3 Regular Unleaded

1.5L I4

 

1.6L I4

 

1.6L I4

1.4L I4

1.6L i4

1.6L I4

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

5.1

5.5

N/A

N/A

5.5

N/A

*-2018 Stats used

As Mitsubishi has not released the 2019 Performance Figures of the Mirage G4, we are using the 2018 data as the car remains mostly unchanged from that year model. As we can clearly see here, the Mitsubishi takes nearly 13 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark, while the competition does the same in under 10 seconds.

Ride and Handling

The Mitsubishi Mirage comes with small low profile tires that makes for a decent driving experience around the cities. The Low Weight and the Light Steering reduces the overall dull drive and the fuel efficient motor makes for lower stops to the gas station. These factors however dampens the case for the Mitsubishi on the highways.

The Mitsubishi comes with little noise insulation and as you rev the motor hard, there is deafening engine noise creeping through the cabin. The Suspension also, fails to absorb bumps as efficiently as the competition does and is unpredictable and inconsistent on most terrains.

Braking

The Compact Proportions and the Light Weight Body of the Mirage G4, lends it an advantage in the Braking Department. The Mitsubishi stops in the lowest distance among this comparison, despite the brake rotors being smaller than the competition in size.

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES sedan

Toyota Yaris L sedan

Kia Rio sedan

Hyundai Accent SE sedan

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ford Fiesta S sedan

Nissan Versa

Brake Front (in.)

9

10.2

11

11

10.8

10.2

10

Brake Rear (in.)

7

7.9

8

-

9

7.9

8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2106

2385

2714

2502

2714

2578

2395

70-0 MPH (ft.)

119

N/A

N/A

N/A

124

N/A

129

Under Heavy Braking though, the Car tends to waggle its rear end more often while the low profile and skiddy tires, pile on the misery hence affecting the overall stability.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Fuel Economy

The Highlight of the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has to be its Gas Mileage. With the Engine being tuned towards the Economical side, the Mirage manages to outrun the competition by a hefty margin in terms of the MPG figures. The Mitsubishi manages to return an outstanding 37MPG overall figure and makes it, one of the most fuel efficient Gasoline powered Cars in the Industry.

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES sedan(AT)

Toyota Yaris L sedan(MT)

Kia Rio sedan(AT)

Hyundai Accent SE sedan(MT)

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan(MT)

Ford Fiesta S sedan(MT)

Nissan Versa(AT)

MPG (city)

35

32

28

28

28

27

31

MPG (highway)

41

40

37

37

37

35

39

MPG (combined)

37

35

32

31

32

30

34

Range

322/377

371/464

333/440

333/440

342/451

335/434

335/421

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gal)

9.2

11.6

11.9

11.9

12.2

12.4

10.8

We however feel that Mitsubishi could have added a Bigger Capacity Fuel Tank in the Mirage as that would have been the Icing on the cake.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Interior

7.0/10

"The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage makes decent use of its interior space, but everything else about the interior suggests the owner pinched pennies as much as possible"  -TheCarConnection.com

Seating and Comfort

Despite being a Compact Sedan in size and dimensions, the 2019 Mirage manages to stand toe to toe or better the competition in terms of the Cabin Space offered to the passengers. The Mitsubishi has provisions for Seating 5 people inside the cabin and most people will be impressed by the space on offer.

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Toyota Yaris L sedan

Kia Rio sedan

Hyundai Accent SE sedan

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ford Fiesta S sedan

Nissan Versa

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front Head Room

39.1

38.2

38.9

38.9

38.7

39.1

39.8

Front Shoulder Room

51.7

53.1

54.1

54.2

53.4

53.4

51.7

Front Leg Room

41.7

41.9

42.1

42.1

41.8

41.8

41.8

Rear Head Room

36.9

36.8

37.4

37.3

38.1

37.8

36.6

Rear Shoulder Room

51.2

50.0

53.3

53.7

53.0

53.0

51.9

Rear Leg Room

37.2

34.4

33.5

33.5

34.6

34.6

37.0

On the comfort front though, we wish we could have praised the Mirage in the same way, as we praised its space on offer. The Front Seats offers good support and have been decently bolstered, with Height Adjustment available for the driver's side seat. The Rear Seats are flat and have very thin amount of cushioning in them, making them uncomfortable for commutes.

Infotainment

In terms of the Infotainment System, Mitsubishi manages to upset some of the competition with certain features that are available as Standard in the Mirage. While this unit doesn't pack in Android Auto or Apple Car Play, the Se trim gets these as Standard.

The Other Infotainment System Features found inside the Mirage Includes these

  • Steering mounted Audio, Voice and Phone Control
  • 6.5" Touchscreen Infotainment System with AM/FM/CD
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • 4 Speaker Audio System
  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
  • USB and AUX Ports

Interior Features

In terms of the Interior Features on offer, the 2019 Mirage has received some updates over the 2018 Model. It now gets a Standard Cruise Control, Silver Stitching on Seats and Driver's side Seat Adjustment.

Other Features include

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear Heater Floor Ducts
  • Push Button Start with Panic feature
  • Power Windows with power Door Locks
  • Driver and Passenger Sun Visors with Vanity Mirror on Driver's side
  • Chrome Plated inner Door Handles
  • Tilt Adjust Steering Wheel
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Front and Rear Seats Armrests

Cargo Capacity

In Comparison to the competition, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 offers the lowest among the competition. The Rear Seats can be folded for added Cargo Space inside the Cabin. For added Convenience though, the Cargo Compartment comes with a Cargo Light that illuminates the Cargo Area well, when the Boot is lifted.

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES sedan

Toyota Yaris L sedan

Kia Rio sedan

Hyundai Accent SE sedan

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ford Fiesta S sedan

Nissan Versa

Cargo Volume (cu-ft.)

12.3

13.5

13.7

13.7

14.9

12.8

14.9

In terms of the Cargo Capacity on offer, the Nissan Versa offers the most space in its Cargo and is matched exactly, by the Chevrolet Sonic Sedan. The Accent and the Rio pack in decent size boots as well while the Yaris house a similar sized boot.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Exterior

"The best things we can say about the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage is that it isn't offensively ugly and that it comes in bright, attention-grabbing colors"  -TheCarConnection.com

Design

While talking about the Design and Styling of the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, there is not much to talk about the same, both in terms of Looks and Feel. The design is mostly bland and despite Mitsubishi's attempt of making the sedan look good, the Mirage fails to impress.

The Mitsubishi however has some decent features like a Silver Highlighting on the Fog Lamp housing, 15" Alloy Wheels and sharp body line, running around the doors of the sedan.

Exterior Dimensions

Mitsubishi has decided against changing the dimensions of the 2019 Mirage G4 and is going ahead with the 2018 dimensions. That being said, the Mitsubishi has decent proportions from the outside in all angles. This translates to good Ingress and Egress abilities and lower turning radius.

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES sedan

Toyota Yaris L sedan

Kia Rio sedan

Hyundai Accent SE sedan

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ford Fiesta S sedan

Nissan Versa

Curb weight (lbs.)

2106

2385

2714

2502

2796

2578

2395

Length(in)

169.5

171.2

172.6

172.6

173.9

173.5

163.7

Width(in)

65.7

66.7

67.9

68.1

68.3

67.8

66.7

Height(in)

59.2

58.5

57.1

57.1

59.7

58.1

60.5

Ground clearance (in)

6.3

5.5

5.5

5.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

100.4

101.2

101.6

101.6

99.4

98.0

102.4

Track width (in) F/R

56.3/55.7

58.9/59.5

59.8/60.0

59.3/59.5

59.4/ 59.4

57.7/57.7

58.3/ 58.5

One of the good features of the Exterior of the Mirage, has to be its 6.3in of Ground clearance. Mirage owners will appreciate this fact even more as they won't worry about scraping the underbody of the Mirage G4 while passing through a big speed hump or a pothole.

Exterior Features

Like the Interiors, there isn't much to talk about the Exteriors of the 2019 Mirage in terms of the features on offer. For 2019 though, Mitsubishi has standardized some of the features that were only available as optional equipment on the 2018 Mirage. Some of those features include

  • Fog Lamps
  • Body Colored Front and Rear Bumpers
  • Body Colored Powered External Rear View Mirror
  • 15" Alloy Wheels
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Short Pole Antenna
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Front Variable Intermittent Wipers

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Safety

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage comes with a whole host of Safety Features as Standard and manages to outsmart the rivals in this aspect hands down. The NHTSA has given the 2019 Mirage 5 Stars in its overall Ratings while the IIHS is yet to rate it.

Some Safety features include

  • ABS with EBD
  • Active Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front, Side Curtain and Knee Airbags
  • LATCH system
  • Anti-Theft Engine Immobilizer
  • Adjustable Front Shoulder Seatbelts with Pretensioner

NHTSA

The NHTSA has rated the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 with an overall 5 Stars. This is one of the best ratings in the segment and Mitsubishi's preference on Safety can be testified with the result

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Competition

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Nissan Versa

The Nissan Versa, despite its underperforming Engine manages to annihilate the competition with its Interior Space. The Versa also has the best Cargo Space in the segment but has a dated interior design. The Mirage on the other hands trumps the Versa with its MPG figures and is the more economical car to live with.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is one of the most frugal cars in the segment alongside the Mirage. The Yaris however offers a better built cabin and a lot of creature comforts. The Yaris also has a planted and supple ride quality and good looks. The Mirage albeit has an advantage in terms of the Gas Mileage but otherwise, it's the Toyota that triumphs ahead.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet Sonic is one of the popular cars in the segment and what makes it popular is its features list and space on offer. The Sonic compromises on the fuel efficiency but more than makes up for it through the means of performance. The Mitsubishi Mirage on the other hand just offers better MPG figures than the Sonic but other than that, we can't say more positives than the Mirage.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Final Verdict

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a vehicle that gets bested by all other vehicles in pretty much every critical criteria like build quality, interiors, high speed stability and others.

Despite the fact that the Mirage has a superb standard equipment and its on-paper efficiency figure is absolutely shocking, it does little to make the Mirage a reasonable option among the competition. We would suggest you the Mirage if and only if, your top priority is Safety and MPG otherwise, there are far better options in the segment that deserve your attention.