Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mitsubishi Mirage G4

August 17th, 2016 by

Mitsubishi Mirage G4The Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 are two of Mitsubishi’s top sellers these days. The Mirage G4 is actually Mitsubishi’s newest addition, and although the two seem like they’re one in the same, with the latter being a trim of the Mitsubishi Mirage, they are in fact two different models. Although the two cars are different models though, they share a lot more in common than what one may think.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is available in three different trims and the Mirage G4 is available in two trims.

Overview and Engines

Both the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mirage G4 have the same engine on all trims. Under the hood of both vehicles is a 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC 12-valve inline 3-cylinder engine. “DOHC” stands for “Double Overhead Cam(shaft)”, a component that controls the air intake and exhaust of an engine. This engine generates 78-horsepower with 74 lb-ft of torque and help to give both vehicles a splendid fuel economy. The Mitsubishi Mirage gets 37 mpg city and 43 mpg highway; and the Mirage G4 gets 35 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.

Exterior and Body

Both models are 5-passenger subcompact cars and the Mitsubishi Mirage is a hatchback, where the G4 is a sedan and it a bit longer and wider than the Mirage. Plus, the front and back of the models are completely different, starting from the shape and size of the front grille, to the placement of taillights in the rear. The Mitsubishi Mirage has a few extra features than the  Mirage G4, such as rear intermittent wipers, chrome grille accents, and Bi-xenon HD headlights.

Interior and Tech

The interior between these two models is very simple – they are the EXACT same. The minor difference is the Mitsubishi Mirage has a rear shelf. Aside from that, all of the same features, sprinkled throughout the differing trims of each model, and each has a seating capacity of five passengers.

A lot of the tech is shared between the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 as well. They are both equipped with a 6.5-inch display audio system with 5 speakers, a smartphone link system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both have Bluetooth hands-free phone systems, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control, FAST-key passive entry, keyless entry with panic feature, and a push start button.

The differences? The Mirage G4 has a little extra – a rearview camera system and auto-dimming rear view mirror with a camera monitor.

Safety and Security

We think a pattern has shown up so far. Both models have the same safety features, and all the ones you’d want in a car today. They have ABS brakes, active stability control, 7 standard airbags including the driver’s knee airbag, all controlled by an advanced dual-stage airbag system, three-point seatbelts, LATCH ready for car seats, and an anti-theft engine immobilizer. Of course, both the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 are built with Mitsubishi’s signature RISE body construction.


If you know Mitsubishi, then you know their warranties are the best. The Mitsubishi Mirage (G4) has a basic limited warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles, 7 years or 100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage, and roadside assistance.

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