2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
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Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy with CVT
  • One of the least expensive cars available
  • Generous warranty

Cons

  • Acceleration is very sluggish, even by subcompact standards
  • Rough, chattering engine note
  • Lots of road noise at highway speeds
  • Low-quality interior materials


Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

After a yearlong hiatus, the Mitsubishi Mirage has returned to the marketplace, and this time it's not alone. The new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is basically a sedan variant of the Mirage subcompact hatchback, and it debuts with the newly refreshed Mirage's set of interior and exterior enhancements.

On the outside, the Mirage G4's sharply angled hood and short, stubby trunk give it a look that invokes comparisons to other subcompact sedans like the Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta and the now-defunct Toyota Yaris. While the Mirage's cabin is appropriately basic at this price point, materials quality is actually a little worse than the competition. Even so, you can order the Mirage with luxury accoutrements that help detract from the low-rent interior. These include heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Mitsubishi is one of the few automakers to incorporate both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality in its touchscreen display, too, which might give the G4 some extra appeal if you're the type of person who's inseparable from your smartphone.

Even though the G4 similarly benefits from the Mirage hatchback's substantial revisions for 2017, it's a difficult car to fall in love with. The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic is a commendable rival, as it is more tech-heavy than the Mirage and looks a little more distinctive, too. You should also consider the sporty Ford Fiesta, which is much more fun to drive than the Mirage and offers a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that earns competitive fuel economy. Like the Fiesta, the Kia Rio offers full leather upholstery in top trim levels, a feature that lends an air of class to this typically austere segment. The Mirage meets what we'd consider the minimal standards for a modern car, but other small sedans are simply more refined and enjoyable to drive, and we recommend checking them out first.

Standard safety features for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 include four-wheel antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, and traction and stability control. A rearview camera is optional on the ES and standard on the SE, while rear parking sensors are optional on both trim levels.

We haven't tested a Mirage G4 yet, but in Edmunds brake testing, a 2015 Mirage hatchback came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet. This is an average distance for a car in this class.

In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Mirage hatchback received the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. The Mirage's seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts. In that agency's small-overlap frontal-offset test, however, the Mirage received the lowest score of "Poor." In the most recent government testing available as of this writing, the Mirage earned four-of-five possible stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact safety and five stars for side-impact safety.

Trim levels & features

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a small, four-door, five-passenger sedan offered in two trim levels: ES and SE.

Standard features for the base Mirage G4 ES trim include 14-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input.

There are two options packages available for the ES. The Rear Camera package adds a rearview camera and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Smart Phone Display package consists of the Rear Camera package, a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with audio controls), cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

The Mirage SE includes all of the above, along with 15-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, foglights, automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob and glossy black interior accents.

Available on both the ES and SE trims, the Rear Parking Assist package adds (surprise!) rear parking sensors. Other options include various aerodynamic flourishes, added interior lighting, rear parking sensors and utility items like cargo nets and mud flaps.

Powering the front-wheel-drive 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. The ES is available with a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which functions like an automatic. The SE only comes with the CVT.

The EPA's estimated fuel economy for the Mirage with the five-speed manual is 35 mpg combined (33 mpg city/40 mpg highway). With the CVT, the estimates are even higher at 37 mpg combined (35 city/42 highway), which is impressive for a non-hybrid vehicle.

While we haven't yet tested a Mirage G4, we don't expect performance numbers to be vastly different than the hatchback version. In Edmunds performance testing, a 2015 Mirage (making 74 horsepower) with the CVT went from zero to 60 mph in 11.7 seconds, a slow time even for a subcompact car.

Driving

Though we've yet to fully test the new G4, we suspect it will drive similarly to the Mirage hatchback. As such, we expect it will be an easy car to maneuver in dense urban settings. On the highway, though, the Mirage becomes fidgety and demands more of the driver's attention. It also rides harshly over bumpy pavement, and handling isn't what we'd call confident or secure. Rival subcompact cars far surpass the Mitsubishi in these areas.

Although the three-cylinder engine is certainly fuel-efficient, acceleration is quite slow and you'll need to plan well ahead for passing maneuvers on the highway. Even more annoying than the sluggish performance is the excessive noise from the engine compartment. Even at low speeds, the three-cylinder makes a considerable racket. The CVT often adds to the mayhem, as the slightest increase in accelerator pedal pressure results in a dramatic increase in engine rpm.

Interior

Most surfaces are hard plastic and not particularly pleasant to touch or look at. On a positive note, all the essential controls are easily accessible and simple to use. The lack of a telescoping steering wheel might make it a little difficult for some drivers to get comfortable behind the wheel, but taller folks should find enough head- and legroom. On longer drives, the hard door armrests and the lack of a front center armrest reduce driver comfort.

In the rear, headroom and shoulder room are limited, and average-size adults will likely find the quarters cramped. In addition, the rear bench is quite flat, with minimal cushioning. Cargo room measures 12.3 cubic feet, or slightly smaller than most other subcompact sedans.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Best bang for your buck!!
Mikeyt1818,04/18/2017
I am never one to listen to Consumer Reports. They have no clue! This car is amazing! I'm getting 38.2 MPG with mixed driving on the crowded South Florida roads. I am 6'2 and this car is quite roomy. Plenty of room in the backseat as well. Great technology like backup camera, bluetooth, automatic climate control. Very comfy seats. Wonderful warranty. Looks nice in the wine red color I selected. Decent sized trunk as well. I am so happy with my purchase. Feels much bigger than it is. And yes, perhaps the 1.2L, 78 hp, 3 cyl. is a tiny engine but the miles per gallon and amazing turning radius more than makes up for it. Great job Mitsubishi!
Love my 2017 Mirage G4 SE
Kevin McKenzie,02/18/2017
I just purchased a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE CVT in Wine Red and love it. I traded my 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES CVT with Navigation and the updates are extensive. The interior on the 2017s has so many upgrades such as seat fabric material, interior piano trim, seat support, sound insulation, new gauge cluster, new steering wheel, new audio unit with apple car play and android auto, 4 more horsepower and a new roller cam shaft, new suspension updates, smoother idle, fender insulation, heated seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, wide angle rear view camera (G4), rear fold down arm rest with cup holders and even the way the shifter feels going into gear is much smoother. The updates are amazing in making this car feel more substantial. I got the Light Gray interior which adds a level of class to the interior and will be adding the Mitsubishi Center Console Armrest for $138.95 (my 2015 had it installed). The room inside the G4 is unreal, its huge and the trunk is cavernous!!! I also love the dark chrome alloy wheels and matching front grill. This paint color (Wine Red) is so unique and classy looking. I had no issues with my 2015 and only traded for the upgrades and the deal I got on this 2017 Top Trim G4 SE. It was $18,115.00 and I got it for $12,714.00 at Renn Kirby Mitsubishi in Frederick MD you should really check out their deals! If you do be sure to see Tommy Moberly he sold us our 2016 Outlander Sport GT and our 2017 Mirage G4 SE and was amazing. While driving in town the ride is much more quiet and takes bumps with less of a thud and the idle is 50% smoother and quieter. The seats feel extra stuffed and the material is for sure much more premium feeling. The Apple Car Play alone is one of my favorite features and props to Mitsubishi for incorporating that!!! Mitsubishis are very reliable and they have been making 3 cylinder engines forever and they will last a very long time with cheap maintenance. Keep up the good work Mitsubishi because I am impressed with the updated 2017 model Mirage and Mirage G4!!!
Love the Minibug!
Peter F,09/14/2017
I bought a 2017 Mirage G4 400 miles ago and am completely satisfied. The milage is unreal... coming from a Nissan truck... I filled up after 300 miles with $19.75 of gas.. and ran it all the way down to see what would happen.. the gas gauge (whole thing) flashes in its final gasps. I didn't run out of gas though.. and think I had a gallon left. Road noise a little loud.. drives like a very small car but still.. for my new commuter it's GREAT! Again, coming from a truck, it handles very nicely.. agile.. and I love the reliable BT connection and it DOES play my podcasts on Audio Blu-Ray disk format (or through phone). It remembers where I left off! Other cars do NOT. I average 38mpg. 38mpg x 9 gallons = 342 miles. More than my 21 gallon truck that's for sure! Roomy and spacious.. like the Tardis.. it just looks so SMALL from the outside. Trunk huge too. Super happy. Time will tell on reliability but I have a lifetime powertrain warranty. Bought it at 8000 miles.
Love my NEW G4
Jen,03/11/2017
I purchased the G4 SE in Sapphire Blue. If you are going to go with this car, get the better model- it is well worth the price. I am a small person so the size doesn't bother me. It doesn't have alot of power, so be prepared to drive carefully. Since I drive like a granny anyway, this doesn't bother me. The interior is very comfortable, and I am so excited that the android car app sycs to my Pandora and GOOGLE maps. We live in Minnesota. I love my new car!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$15,195
MPG
35 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$13,995
MPG
33 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$16,995
MPG
35 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan for Sale

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2017 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
19,799 miles
Used 2017
Mitsubishi Mirage G4
ES
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Est.Loan: $189/mo
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Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2017 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
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Mitsubishi Mirage G4
ES
King Mitsubishi
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MSRP$17,420
Est.Loan: $256/mo
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This 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES is offered to you for sale by King. Everyone hates the gas pump. Skip a few gas stations with this super fuel efficient MitsubishiMirage G4. There is no reason why you shouldn't buy this Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES. It is incomparable for the price and quality. You've found the one you've been looking for. Your dream car. More information about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: If your idea of basic transportation is a no-frills economy car with five doors, a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, the best non-hybrid fuel economy on the market, a base price under $13,000, and a fun color palette, then look no further than the Mitsubishi Mirage. With its diminutive size, the Mirage is quite nimble, allowing for excellent maneuverability in tight spaces. It also comes with a surprising array of tech options that include Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The Mirage may not win many drag races, but it will get everywhere it needs to go, and it will save money the whole way. Interesting features of this model are Excellent fuel economy, strong standard tech features, agile handling and maneuverability, terrific warranty, and low starting price
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2017 SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
7,257 miles
Used 2017
Mitsubishi Mirage G4
SE
List$12,800
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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More about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

After taking a break for the 2016 model year, the Mitsubishi Mirage has returned to the marketplace — and this time it's brought a friend. Meet the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, a four-door sedan version of what could be the most maligned car on the market today.

With its sharply raked hood and stubby trunk, the Mirage G4 follows the example of its low-cost sedan rivals by emphasizing form over function. Even so, backseat space is limited for average-size adults, and the low, flat bench seat offers little support. Up front, headroom is good but the lack of a telescoping steering column will make it tough for some to find a comfortable driving position, as will the hard armrests on the doors and the absence of an armrest in the center. Decor belies the Mirage's price. We don't expect to be dazzled by a car this inexpensive, and yet the Mirage still manages to disappoint us with materials quality that is not as good as the competition.

That said, there are a surprising number of luxury features on offer. Automatic climate control, heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, and a stereo compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay all appear on the Mirage G4's options list, and at very cheap prices. Also worthy of note is the epic warranty: five years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage. Most of the Mirage's rivals offer three-year/36,000-mile warranties. The extra coverage should give peace of mind to budget buyers who are purchasing on a five-year finance agreement.

Still, the Mirage G4 is a difficult car to fall in love with, in large part because of the way it drives. Power — and we use that term loosely — comes from a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine delivering 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque, which drives the front wheels through either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Thrust is in short supply. While we haven't track-tested the sedan, we've clocked the CVT-equipped hatchback to 60 mph in a sluggish 11.7 seconds.

But fuel economy is impressive with the G4 EPA-rated at 35 mpg combined (33 city/40 highway) with a manual transmission and 37 mpg combined (35 city/42 highway) with a CVT, impressive numbers for a non-hybrid car. The Mirage is OK to drive around town, where its small size makes it easy to maneuver. But at high speeds it's less pleasant. The Mirage feels fidgety and nervous, with a harsh ride, imprecise handling and an excessively noisy engine.

Mitsubishi offers the Mirage G4 in ES and SE trims. The ES is well equipped for a budget-priced car, and the SE adds features we don't normally expect to find at the low end of the market. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 for you.

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The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,155. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $2,900 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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