The Mirage was the second best-selling car in the Mitsubishi line-up in 2015 so the automaker decided to broaden the Mirage’s appeal by adding a sedan version to mix, hence the Mirage G4.
While not a speed demon, the G4 is a great looking sedan that is easy on the eyes and with a starting price of $13,995, it’s also easy on your wallet. An EPA combined fuel-economy rating of 39 mpg with the automatic transmission ensures the savings will continue at the gas pump.
What's New for 2017
The Mirage G4 is a completely new vehicle being introduced for the 2017 model year.
Choosing Your G4
The G4 is basically a Mirage Hatchback with a trunk instead of a hatch. The trunk gives you a respectable 12.3 cubic feet of capacity, and additional 3.2 inches of legroom for rear passengers. The G4 is powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower and is paired with either a five-speed manual or an optional CVT automatic.
While you are not going to be winning any drag races, the fuel-sipping engine gives the G4 the best fuel economy numbers in this category.
The G4, like the Mirage hatch gets an updated gauge cluster and steering wheel for the 2017 model year. The interior fabrics have also been upgraded. The G4 comes standard with some nice features including keyless entry, an engine immobilizer and power windows and locks.
Option packages on the G4 are extremely limited but there are a few choices when it comes to equipping the latest addition to the Mirage family. A fully loaded SE version comes in at a very affordable $17,830.
The Mirage G4 is available in two trim levels: ES and the SE.
If you are looking for a very basic commuter you can’t go wrong with the ES. The best-in-class 42 MPG on the highway makes the Mirage G4 not only affordable to buy but cheap to operate as well. Upgrading to the smartphone display package give the ES the communication functionality that most of us need these days.
In the end, if you can afford the slight bump in price, the SE is probably the better buy. The upgraded standard features are well worth the price and the alloy wheels give it a sportier look.