Comparison of a Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

May 16th, 2024 by


Back in 2023, Mitsubishi Motors decided to put one of its long-standing vehicles to rest. Known as the Mitsubishi Mirage, this hatchback is the most fuel-efficient all-gasoline vehicle on the market for the price. Possibly the most affordable car in America that is still powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE), the Mitsubishi Mirage will disappear after the 2024 or 2025 model year. It’s helped boost sales for Mitsubishi and the Mirage, as well as the Mitsubishi Mirage G4. Although the two models are different, it would seem that they are sometimes seen as one and the same, and thus, the G4 is also getting discontinued. To help tell the difference, we put together a little comparison of the two Mitsubishi models.


It might not come as a surprise, but the engine for both models is a 1.2-liter DOHC engine optimized with MIVEC, Mitsubishi Motors variable valve timing (VVT) technology. The main difference is the power output. The Mitsubishi Mirage is capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque, whereas the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a small change, generates 76 horsepower and 75 lb-ft of torque. The same can be said for the fuel economy. Called the most fuel-efficient vehicle in America, the Mitsubishi Mirage has a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 offers a steady fuel economy of 35 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.

Both models also share the lineup of trims – ES CVT, LE, SE, and BE.


Many standard features are also shared between the two trims. LED taillights may be standard across the lineup, but past the LE trim, automatic headlights, exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators, and LED headlights start to pop up. In the Mirage G4, however, consumers can only find cloth upholstery. The Mitsubishi Mirage offers synthetic leather-trimmed front seats. Both models come with a Black Edition that blacks out the A/C vent and center console trim; the Mirage adds black wheel locks and lug nuts, a black roof spoiler, and black side mirrors, whereas the Mirage G4 comes with black wheel fenders.


No surprise here that tech is also shared between the two models. Both, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 come standard with a 7-inch smartphone-link display system, supporting Bluetooth wireless tech, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto. A four-speaker stereo system is the only option, with steering wheel audio and phone controls, and steering wheel voice recognition control. Mitsubishi Motors also has a mind for basic and advanced safety features. The Mitsubishi Mirage comes with advanced safety features that come standard, including a forward collision mitigation system with pedestrian detection, plus lane departure warning on the SE trim.


As always, Mitsubishi Motors has some of the best warranty and coverage plans in the industry. All Mitsubishi vehicles are covered by 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.

Great fuel efficiency and an assortment of convenient features that make a car enjoyable are what Mitsubishi Motors models are known for. The Mirage and Mirage G4 are also great beginner cars for new teen drivers, since they don’t have the kind of horsepower that may tempt would be speed demons, and offer safety and coverage for any incidents a new driver may encounter. Want to get you or your teen driver behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi. Find a new Mitsubishi Mirage G4 or new Mitsubishi Mirage at Miami Lakes Automall.

Photo Source/Copyright: Mitsubishi Motors/Edits by Jordan Rodriguez
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