The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan is the Mirage hatchback’s smaller variant. It holds the distinction as one of the most affordable small cars available. In some ways, however, you do not get what you pay. The engine of this sedan is not powerful enough, and it sounds harsh and rough when you press the accelerator. The interior is simple and plain. You can find more expensive cars with better cabin designs in this price range. This Mitsubishi has excellent fuel economy and offers the most comprehensive warranty coverage in the business. The Mirage G4 also comes with the latest tech features like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. The price of this subcompact sedan is affordable for most shoppers. However, we recommend you compare it to other options such as the Hyundai Accent or Kia Rio before you make a purchase decision.
What’s new for 2020?
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has removed the RF trim from its lineup for the 2020 model year. A new LE trim joins the fold. All models get a new grille design. All trims now come standard with automatic climate control. Mitsubishi claims that the Mirage G4 is unique in its class for offering this feature as standard equipment.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
The base Mirage G4 model has some very attractive standard features. All models come with Bluetooth connectivity and automatic temperature control. We expect many buyers to want access to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. These features are available as an option for those who upgrade to the LE trim. The Mirage G4 Le CVT is connected to the pavement by 15-inch wheels. It also comes with standard amenities like heated front seats and power-adjustable sidemirrors. Carpeted floor mats ($145) will give your cabin a finished look. The Mirage G4 LECVT is $18,235 with this option.
Transmission, Engine, and Performance
It’s obvious: The 2020 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. torque. The rivals like the Hyundai Accent (120 horsepower), and the Toyota Yaris (106 horsepower) will offer 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 2020 Mirage G4 has a fuel economy of 35/41 mpg in the city/highway, according to the EPA. This sedan is more efficient than competitors like the Toyota Yaris (up 32/40 mpg), and Nissan Versa (32/40 mpg). The Mirage G4’s fuel consumption drops to 33/40 MPG 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 modest budgets. But 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. 13 cubic feet of cargo space is available in the Mirage G4. Rival sedans offer more space for your stuff. The Nissan Versa can hold up to 15 cubic feet, while the Toyota Yaris has 16 cubic feet.
Connectivity and Infotainment
All Mirage G4 sedans have Bluetooth connectivity standard for hands-free calls. Base models also include a 4-speaker stereo system and HD radio, as an additional USB port in the front and an auxiliary audio-input socket. Standard features include a 7.0 inch display screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are available for device integration. Upgrade to the Rockford Fosgate setup if you require a premium sound system.