The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a small, affordable car that you can use for transportation. It’s the sedan version of the Mirage hatchback and fits your needs well. It is among the most affordable new cars available, but it costs only the minimum. The Mirage G4’s three-cylinder engine produces just 78 horsepower. This means that it can barely outrun its rivals, but not enough. Even for the subcompact segment, fuel efficiency is very good. The Mitsu’s 10-year warranty, standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a spacious cabin are all attractive features. However, we recommend looking at the competition before you commit to it.
What’s new for 2021?
Mitsubishi has updated the Mirage G4’s grille and front and rear bumpers. The vehicle also features new lighting elements. The Carbonite Edition model is now available and features sportier styling elements. The lineup now includes pedestrian detection and automated emergency braking. On the SE model, more advanced features like automatic high-beam headlamps or lane departure warning can be found. All Mirage G4s now include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
The base Mirage G4 model has some very attractive standard features. All models come with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as automatic climate control. We recommend that you stick with the base model, rather than upgrading to a higher trim. These prices place the Mirage G4 among the best cars in the class.
Engine, Transmission, & Performance
It’s obvious: The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a significant horsepower gap compared to other models. The 1.2-liter three cylinder engine of this little Mitsu produces just 78 horsepower and only 74 lb.ft. The Hyundai Accent (120 horsepower) will give you more power under the hood. The base Mirage G4 comes with a five-speed manual transmission. All other trims have a continuously variable auto transmission (CVT). Standard is front-wheel drive. The Mirage G4’s acceleration is slow in everyday driving. This is particularly noticeable when driving on the freeway where you need to work the throttle hard to generate the power required for maneuvers such as passing. The engine can also be noisy at high speeds and makes a grumble.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
This sedan is known for its fuel efficiency. The Mirage G4 has a fuel economy of 35/41 mpg in the city/highway, with an optional CVT. This sedan is able to get up to 32/40 MPG more mileage than its rivals like the Nissan Versa. The fuel economy of the Mirage G4 drops to 33/40mpg when it is equipped with the manual transmission.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The cabin design of some economy cars can be too extravagant for those with modestly-priced vehicles. However, this is not the case with Mirage G4. The Mirage G4’s cabin design is simple and its materials are high quality. The Mirage G4 offers three inches more legroom in the rear than its hatchback sibling. This is the best option if you want to seat two people in the same row. The Mirage G4 has 13 cubic feet of cargo room. Rival sedans offer more space for your stuff. The Nissan Versa has up to 15 cubic feet of cargo room, while the Hyundai Accent has 14 cubic feet.
Connectivity and Infotainment
All Mirage G4 sedans have Bluetooth connectivity standard for hands-free calls. Base models also include a four-speaker stereo system and HD radio as well as a front USB port, and an auxiliary audio input jack. Standard features include a 7.0 inch display screen with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. You can also upgrade to the Rockford Fosgate system if you require a better sound system.