2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

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2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: May 1, 2020
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Hearing the name Mitsubishi, two things jump to mind, reliability, and comfort. The brand has made its name synonymous with great production vehicles that can outlive most cars in its class. These cars are made to last, have low maintenance and are very loved by the daily user. The Mirage range was launched by Mitsubishi back in 1978 and underwent 5 generational changes with being called a different name for the next 25 years until coming to a stop in 2003. 

Building on the brand’s oldest offerings, the Mirage was brought back into production in 2012 with it again being called the Mirage. In 2013, there was a sedan offering as well called the Mirage G4. 

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Pros

Great fuel Economy

Better design

Higher ground clearance

More safety features as standard

Great options of add-ons

Lowest price offering

Great Warranty coverage

Cons

Low acceleration

Noisy engine

Same old dated design

Mono-tone interiors

Missing some basic driver-assist features

What's New?

Automatic climate control

New mid-level LE trim

Revised interiors

Voice assisted controls


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$14995

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

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

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

100.4 in.

curb weight

2117 lbs.

ground clearance

6.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

89.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.6 cu ft.

payload capacity

947 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

33/35/40 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Exterior video

Styles

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in Infrared Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in Mercury Gray Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in Pearl White color 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in Sapphire Blue Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in Wine Red Metallic color
Infrared Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

4.0

Engine And Performance

4.0

Fuel Economy

10

Interior

4.0

Exterior

5.0

Safety

4.0

Final Verdict

5.6

5.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES

ES

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

$14,995 - $16,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M) Starting at $14,995 MSRP (36/39/43) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, Inline 3, regular unleaded
5-speed manual front wheel drive 5
ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) Starting at $16,295 MSRP (36/39/43) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, Inline 3, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 LE

LE

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

$17,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) Starting at $17,195 MSRP (36/39/43) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, Inline 3, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT front wheel drive 5

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE

SE

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

$17,745


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) Starting at $17,745 MSRP (36/39/43) 78 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.2 L, Inline 3, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

5.2

Overall Rating


The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Coming as a subcompact sedan, it is marketed as the most practical car in its segment. Offering superb mileage, it is made specifically for daily commuters who want big features at small prices. 

It carries forward almost all of the design cues from the 2019 model with minor updates. Features wise there are a few improvements to make it stand out in the already populated market of subcompact sedans. Going against the likes of Hyundai, Toyota, and Kia, has the Mirage G4 done enough to become the segment leader? Let’s find out. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Front View
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Rear View

4.0/10
Features

 

4.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

10/10
Fuel Economy

 

4.0/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 

4.0/10
Safety

 
 

5.6/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Features

4.0/10

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is available in three trims, ES, LE, and SE. Depending on what you want your Mirage, you can pick either of the trims. Most of the features remain the same throughout all the trims, except cosmetic upgrades in the SE. All trims are powered by a 1.2L three-cylinder MiVEC Engine. The following are the broad differences among the trims:

Trims

ES

LE

SE

MSRP (Manual) (FWD)

$14,995

- -
MSRP (CVT) (FWD) $16,295

$17,195

$17,745

Key Features

7” Audio Display system

Adds/Upgrades to ES Adds/Upgrades to LE
  14-inch steel wheels with wheel covers

6.5” Display Infotainment System with Apple Car Play and Android Auto

6.5” Display Infotainment System with Apple Car Play and Android Auto

 

Keyless entry and engine startup

Keyless Entry and Engine Startup

FAST Key Entry and push to Start Button

 

Normal front Seats without armrest

Heated Front Seats with armrest

Heated front seats with armrest

 

No fog Lights

No fog Lights

Sporty Fog lights 

 

Body-colored ORVM

Black colored ORVM

Body-colored ORVM with turn indicator

 

165/65R14 tires

15-inch black-painted alloy wheels

15-inch chrome alloy wheels

 

 

175/55R15 tires

175/5515 tiresWe 

We Recommend

We recommend getting the LE trim as you will get almost the same features as the top SE trim except for a few aesthetic differences. With all the features that you get in the LE trim, the Mirage G4 will certainly be a breeze in this segment.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Engine and Performance

4.0/10

The Mirage G4 comes with a 3-cylinder MiVEC 1.2L engine which is common in all trims. It is integrated with either a 5-speed manual transmission or an INVECS III CVT with idle/neutral control and G-sensor to measure the real-time acceleration being offered under normal driving conditions. The engine is capable of running out a humble 77 horses at 6000RPM and has a pulling power of 73.7 lb-ft at 4000RPM. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Has a 1.2L- 3 Cylinder MiVEC Engine

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Toyota Yaris

Kia Rio

Hyundai Accent

MRSP

$ 16,295

$ 16,750

$ 15,750

$ 16,295

Engine

1.2L- 3 Cylinder MiVEC

1.5L- 4 Cylinder

1.6L- 4 Cylinder

1.6L- 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

CVT

6-Speed Automatic

CVT

CVT

Power

77hp@6,000rpm 106hp@6,000rpm 120hp@6,300rpm 120hp@6,300rpm

Torque

73.7lb-ft@4,000rpm 103lb-ft@4,000rpm 112lb-ft@4,500rpm 113lb-ft@4,850rpm

The table is evident enough that the Mirage is certainly not the best among its competition but is one of the better cars beating out the Toyota Yaris but handing the title to the similar priced Hyundai Accent and lower-priced Kia Rio.

Is it as Fast as its rivals?

Now, we know that the Mirage G4 doesn’t have a great engine, but that doesn’t mean its a joke either. The engine has been refined than the 2019 model year but no major refinements have been done. The car has a sub-satisfactory throttle response and you lose interest if you want to perform a passing maneuver. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan 0-60 MPH in just 12.7 sec

The unrefined engine is a big turn off from the budget sedan. When pushing down the throttle, you can easily hear the noises coming from the engine and it is not at all pleasurable. 

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4*

Toyota Yaris*

Kia Rio*

Hyundai Accent*

0-60 MPH

12.7 sec

10 sec

9.1 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile

N/A

16.4 sec

17.6 sec

16.7 sec

Top Speed N/A N/A 114 MPH(est) N/A

Engine

1.2L- 3 Cylinder MiVEC

1.5L- 4 Cylinder

1.6L- 4 Cylinder

1.6L- 4 Cylinder

*Used for MY 2019 for reference purposes.

Unfortunately, the quarter-mile timings and emission norms of the Mirage G4 for the 2020 model year are not yet available. But, the car is designed to be a commuter and hence loses out in the performance aspect in an all-out competition. It has one of the slowest acceleration in its segment and hence is not suggested if you want to take it on a high-speed highway drive. 

What about the Stopping power?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes with 2 options for the tires you want depending on the trim, the base trim offers 165/65R14 with 14-inch steel rims and the other trims get 175/55R15 tires with 15-inch alloy rims. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Brakes 

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4*

Toyota Yaris*

Kia Rio*

Hyundai Accent*

Brake Rotors Front

Disc

Disc

Disc 

Disc

Brake Rotors Rear

Drum

Drum

Drum

Drum

Curb Weight

2172 lbs

2385 lbs

2767 lbs

2679 lbs

60-0 MPH  N/A N/A N/A N/A

The brakes need more force than provided for stopping a 2000 lb car, you might find yourself applying it harder than other cars to bring it to a halt. The car comes with Ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the back, in conjunction with the Anti-Lock braking system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution as standard in all trims. This ensures that under panic situations, your car doesn’t spin out. 

How well does it Handle?

Handling the 2020 Mirage G4 is a breeze. Considering it is an Econo-Box, we won’t be popping donuts or doing hairpin bends from the car. It does steer well around the corners and sticks on the road almost all the time. 

The main issue arises during turning, that the car has a lot of body roll and needs more than the average amount of force for turning the steering wheel. The steering wheel is very refined and even with excessive movement, the car tends to go straight.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan 

Going on a straight surface, the car is easy to operate and maneuver, the engine gives just about enough juice to get you from place A to B comfortably. But, going uphill, the engine does start giving out. The bumps could be smoother, but considering the price you’re getting the car at, it’s quite understandable. Rattling sounds are very common even in a new car. So we would recommend not to take this car in the hills, Keep this as your daily driver.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Fuel Economy

10/10

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, is a car that is built for mileage. The car offers 35 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on highway riding which is claimed by the company. This can vary according to your driving style. 

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage

Toyota Yaris

Kia Rio

Hyundai Accent

MPG (City)

35

32

33

33

MPG (Highway)

41

40

41

41

MPG (Combined)

37

35

36

36

Fuel Capacity 9.2 gallons 11.6 gallons 11.9 gallons 11.9 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 322/377340 miles 371/464/406 miles 393/488/428 miles 393/488/428 miles

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

5.5

The Mirage G4 outmatches all of its competitors in the segment with the best mileage on the highway, city and overall.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Interior

4.0/10

The interior of the cabin is not too much of a looker but still packs a lot of punch. The first thing you might notice off the bat is that it is mono-tone and a lot of high-grade industrial plastic is used. The seats are made of leather upholstery in the top variant but are made from cloth in the lower trims. The cabin has enough space to seat 5 people very comfortably and comes equipped with 60:40 foldable rear seat. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Rear Seats

Models

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Toyota Yaris

Kia Rio

Hyundai Accent

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/51.7/41.7

38.2/53.1/41.9

38.9/54.1/42.1

38.9/54.2/42.1

Rear Row  (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.8/51.2/37.3

36.8/50/34.4

37.4/53.3/33.5

37.3/53.7/33/5

The Mirage G4 is certainly not the leader in space in its segment, but it is certainly one of the better and more spacious cars. You won’t be feeling cramped up in any way even at full seating capacity. You can also add ambient lighting and center console illumination to the G4 to spice things up inside.

How good is the Infotainment setup?

Just because it is an Econo-box, doesn’t mean it compromises on entertainment during traveling. The car comes equipped with:

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Has a 6.5”-inch infotainment system
  • 6.5”-inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Door speakers with Bass Boost

The UI of the SmartScreen is very easy to navigate in. Depending on the smartphone connectivity, the screen detects whether the connected device is Apple or Android and customizes the heads up display to make the user feel at ease. For music lovers, an extra $650, you can pick up the Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio System.

The car also comes with voice control to assist the driver and make sure that the driver is focused on where it matters, i.e. on the road. Be it Siri or Google Assistant, the voice control is seamlessly integrated and is a breeze to operate.

How much Cargo can you carry?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes with a separate cargo compartment in the back which has a humble capacity of 12.6 cubic feet. It’s not as good as its competitors but it is enough to store maximum things you want to travel with. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Cargo space is 12.6 cu ft.

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Toyota Yaris

Kia Rio

Hyundai Accent

Cargo Capacity

12.6 cu.ft.

13.5 cu.ft.

13.7 cu.ft.

13.7 cu.ft.

The Mirage doesn’t disappoint in the storage department. The car provides a standard glove box, cup holders near the gear shifter, and the trunk in the back. Besides that, the rear seat has a retractable armrest that doubles back as the 5th passenger seat and has cup holders built in them, the door pockets have ample space in them and also have a bottle holder in them. 

What kind of features to expect in the Mirage G4?

  • Keyless operation
  • Cruise control
  • Multifunction steering wheel with voice control
  • One-touch push start and stop button
  • 4 A/C vents on the front
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Convenience hooks on front headrest 
  • Cup holders on the floor console
  • Luggage compartment lamps
  • USB Charging ports
  • 60/40 Folding rear seat
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Front Seats
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Front Seats
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Dashboard
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Dashboard
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Interior
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Interior
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Steering wheel
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Steering wheel
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Dashboard
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Dashboard

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Exterior

5.0/10

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is retaining most of its design cues from its previous model year. The grille does get an upgrade to a metallic grille but we won’t be seeing the Shield design carried over in the US market as in its Euro and Asian market offering.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Three Quarter View

Model

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Toyota Yaris

Kia Rio

Hyundai Accent

Curb Weight

2172 lbs

2432 lbs

2767 lbs

2623 lbs

Length

169.5"

171.2"

172.6"

172.6"

Width

59.2"

66.7"

67.9"

68.1"

Height

65.7"

58.5"

57.1"

57.1"

Ground Clearance

6.3"

5.5"

5.5"

5.5"

Wheelbase

100.4"

101.2"

101.6"

101.6"

Other than that, the sedan certainly has better looks than before. The rear end of the car has been remodeled to carry the car forward in the new decade. The following are the updates:

  • Alloy wheels
  • Metallic grille
  • Sports oriented foglamps 
  • Projector LED Headlamps
  • LED Tail Lamps

Chrome has been used and added very tastefully and subtly in the entire aesthetics of the car to give it a classic feel. Considering the segment and its competition, Mitsubishi could have added daytime running lamps and rain-sensing wipers to give the car a much more dominating presence. The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is not a looker, but it’s certainly decent enough to pass off in this department compared to the other features that it is offering.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Badge
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Badge
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Headlight
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Headlight
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Badge
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Badge
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Side View
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Side View
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Rear View
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Rear View

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Safety

4.0/10

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is an economical family sedan. The car is made to be driven under all circumstances under normal driving conditions. With a JD power rating of 63/100 and a “good” safety rating from IIHS, the saloon has a plethora of features to make sure that you are your family are safe and secure and enjoy a smooth ride every time.

  • Dual Stage SRS AirBags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • 3-point safety belts with two way tensioner
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Active Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Anti-Theft engine Immobilizer
  • Rearview Camera
  • Emergency Stop Signal System
  • Forward collision mitigation system low-speed range
  • Radar sensing Mis-acceleration Mitigation system

Besides these, the 2020 Mirage G4, the has a high tensile steel body with RISE construction and higher ground clearance than its previous models, so that you don’t feel those bumps on a long drive. 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Competition

Toyota Yaris Vs Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2020 Toyota Yaris is probably one of the best cars in this segment. It ticks all the right boxes for being in this segment, low priced, high on space, decent performance, adequate features and a very close remodel of Mazda 2. With a refreshing look, the Yaris is not a bad choice at all in this segment. Compared to the Mirage G4, the Yaris is still behind when it comes to space and fuel economy. 

2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan

Kia Rio Vs Mitsubishi Mirage

Batting for the second-largest South Korean automobile company, is the 2020 Kia Rio. With plenty of tips and tricks up its sleeve, the car is no joke. A roomy cabin, a decent engine for this segment, and sporty handling, the Rio is certainly ready to take on its competitors in 2020. All of this, however, comes at the cost of low storage space in cargo than its competitors. The car is very responsive in the city but ran out of juice on the highways. Compared to the Mirage G4, Rio doesn’t have a lot of room in the rear and neither does it come with Airbags on all sides as standard. 

2020 Kia Rio Sedan

Hyundai Accent Vs Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2020 Hyundai Accent is the 5th generation accent from the stable of the biggest South Korean automaker in the industry, Hyundai. The upcoming Accent doesn’t change a lot in design since its facelift/remodel from 2018 but improves on the performance and driving experience of the car. Strong build, silent and refined engine, comfortable ride, and good fuel economy, the Hyundai Accent is probably the best out of the segment. The Accent beats out the Mirage on most parameters but yet cannot beat it on the fuel economy that the Mirage has come to be known for.

2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan

 

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Final Verdict

5.6/10

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a strictly no-nonsense car. There is not much that you can go wrong with when buying the Mirage G4. A comfortable drive, ample amount of usable storage space, Voice automated controls and more safety features as standard than any other car of its segment, this is the car to own if you want to buy and hold a car for a long time. It’s certainly no beast when it comes to engine power but manages to hold its own when needed. The power is just adequate enough to make you feel safe and a teensy bit of thrill on the highways. With one lesser trim and more common features among its siblings, the Mirage G4 is definitely a steal at the price it is being offered at.