2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
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  • Impressive fuel economy with CVT
  • One of the least expensive cars on sale
  • High level of warranty coverage


  • Acceleration is very slow
  • Rough and noisy engine
  • Excessive road noise at highway speeds
  • Low-buck interior, even for this class of car

Which Mirage G4 does Edmunds recommend?

One of the key benefits of the Mirage is in its comparatively inexpensive price tag, so stick to the base ES trim level. It comes with a touchscreen interface, a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity this year, which enhances its appeal. The more you spend on the Mirage, the more it's going to make sense to buy a different kind of car.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the sedan stablemate to the Mirage hatchback. And just as with the hatchback, the main reason to consider buying the G4 is its inexpensive price. When new, it's one of the cheapest cars you can buy.

If you're on a tight budget, the Mirage represents a viable new-car option as well as the warranty coverage and financing benefits that come with it. Just know that you're also getting one of the least appealing cars to drive right now. It's slow, uncomfortable and unrefined.

If your budget allows, we suggest going with more practical and desirable subcompact hatchbacks, such as the Kia Rio and Toyota Yaris iA. The Mirage might be inexpensive, but rival subcompact sedans still offer more car for the money.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 configurations

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a subcompact sedan offered in two trim levels: ES and SE. Both trims utilize the same engine: a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. The ES gives you the choice between a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the SE is only available with the CVT.

Standard features for the base Mirage ES trim include 14-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port.

Optional for the ES is the Smart Phone Display package. It adds 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a slightly smaller 6.5-inch touchscreen that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The Mirage SE includes all of the above, along with keyless ignition and entry, foglights, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a height-adjustable driver seat and heated front seats.

Stand-alone options include various aerodynamic flourishes, added interior lighting, rear parking sensors, and utility items such as cargo nets and mud flaps.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (1.2L inline-3 | CVT automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Mitsubishi Mirage has received some revisions, including refreshed exterior bodywork, new interior materials, optional smartphone integration, revised suspension tuning and engine power. Our findings remain broadly applicable to the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, however.


Combining a tiny three-cylinder engine with a CVT is a recipe for slow-moving transport. The underdamped suspension causes the car to skitter across midcorner bumps. The brakes at least work well.


The Mirage weighs just a bit more than 2,000 pounds, but its engine is not up to the task. A zero-to-60-mph "sprint" drags out in a laggardly 11.7 seconds. Merging and passing require extra caution.


Around town, the brake pedal feel is jumpy and hard to modulate. Our panic-stop test took 121 feet from 60 mph. That's respectable, although stability was lacking.


The steering is slow and lacks feel, and we can't remember the last time we felt so many kickbacks through the steering wheel.


The Mirage offers little handling grip from its skinny tires, and the chassis is easily upset by any kind of midcorner road imperfections. It's also highly susceptible to crosswinds.


Even the slightest push on the gas pedal causes the CVT to drastically increase engine rpm, making the Mirage lurch at low speeds. The engine is loud during acceleration and generally unpleasant to listen to.


The Mirage's front seats are surprisingly comfortable, although the door armrests are made of rock-hard plastic. Over rough roads, the Mirage's ride quality is unduly harsh.

Seat comfort

The seats are cushioned enough for long stints, though they look flimsy and the cloth material feels cheap. There's no center armrest, and door armrests are plastic.

Ride comfort

On smooth roads, the Mirage's suspension feels adequate, but even the smallest bumps can be felt and heard. Serious vibration comes into the cabin.

Noise & vibration

The three-cylinder engine sounds rough even at idle. Wind noise is fairly well controlled, but the vehicle is boomy and seems to have a complete lack of sound deadening.


The interior controls work well for the most part, and if you're familiar with Mitsubishi products you'll recognize some of the shared parts. There's more space inside than you'd think, and it's easy to get in and out up front.

Ease of use

This is about the most basic interior you'll see these days. The driving position is high, and you can't adjust the distance of the steering wheel. The push-button ignition is oddly located to the left of the steering wheel.

Getting in/getting out

Pretty much perfect step-in height up front plus large doors make things easy. The rear doors are small, though. The rear seatback is quite upright, and you need to duck your head to avoid the roof.


Excellent headroom up front and surprisingly good elbow room. In back, knee- and footroom are pretty good considering the size of the car.


Roof pillars are narrow up front for good sightlines, but the rear pillars are thicker, somewhat reducing blind-spot visibility.


Other than the interior controls, the whole car feels cheap, as if it's made out of tin. If you tap the roof liner, you hear metal. There aren't soft-touch surfaces anywhere, and there were some interior rattles over harsh pavement.


While small and lacking small storage space, the Mirage uses its interior space efficiently and is even competitive with cars one class bigger.

Small-item storage

The center console cupholders don't hold bottles in place, and there isn't much in the way of bins. The door pockets are well-sized, and there's a handy key fob pocket.

Cargo space

The trunk is large for the class, but it has a small opening. The 60/40-split folding rear seats ensure you have access to what little space is available.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4.

Overall Consumer Rating
3.06 reviews

Most helpful consumer reviews

2018 Mirage SE
After owning 4 of these, 2 hatchbacks and 2 sedans, One was a 5 speed manual, rest were the CVT. The only warranty claim on any of them was a cracked armrest on the door. The manual is more fun to drive and get more MPG. Only problem is if you want a loaded car you are forced to get the CVT. Reviewers online hate the car ( Consumer Reports, Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, ect) but owner give it one of highest consumer satisfaction ratings among its class. Why is this? Well, Mirage owners get what this car is about, great MPG without dealing with the expense of buying a hybrid, Great warranty, Above average reliability, Great safety ratings, Cheap car to insure and maintain. Smooth ride, VALUE FOR THE MONEY. No other car manufacturer could come close on price. Example was the Nissan Versa, its was 3645.00 more money, had half the warranty. Don't pay attention to the sticker price, find out what the dealer is willing to sell it FOR! If your main concern is going from point A to point B no one can do it cheaper than a Mirage. My big concern now for Mitsubishi is Nissan owns the majority share now, Hopefully Nissan leaves Mitsubishi alone !
Great car Great gas mileage
Bought the car to save money at the pump and too make extra money driving Lyft. It is a great little car gets amazing gas mileage has lots of room and is really comfortable the front seats are very supportive. All the passengers I have been surprised by how much room and how comfortable the rear seats are. The 3 cylinder does a good job getting the car around and I can easily pull 44 on a long trip. It is a very solid feeling well built car.
Just what the Dr Ordered
I drive roughly 100 miles a day. I needed and wanted a car that got good Gas Mileage. I was not looking at a mirage G4 at first, I thought I wanted a Hatchback or small SUV, I was looking at the outlander, then i tried the Mirage HAtchback, it was ok i was impressed by the gas mileage numbers, but thought it was a bit small for what i needed, so then I was shown the Mirage G4, I looked at many models before settling on a ES with several options, I wanted entertainment and comfort and great gas mileage. Thats exactly what it offers, great leg room and you sit up higher than you think you would, getting in out is a breeze. It has apple car play, android auto, bluetooth, DVD, HD Radio. I have gotten as good as 49 Miles per gallon, and average around 43, I mostly drive the interstate back and forth to work. I also Coach Soccer and trunk space is exceptional in this car. I have cut my gas bill in half and i really enjoy driving this car.
Great for first time purchase, not for comfort
As a young adult buying my first brand new car, I was attracted to this car solely for its price tag. It's super affordable, both in terms of buying brand new and in gas savings, but definitely nothing special. For a tiny 3 cylinder engine, it accelerates pretty well. For being so light, it definitely doesn't get blown around quite as much as the comparable hatchbacks. However, the interior is very cheap and far from stylish. Lots of space between the seats, and the center console is in a very awkward place and might as well be nonexistent. The touch screen radio isn't very bright, so it is difficult to see even when turned up all the way during the day. Eco boost kicks on at the most random times and makes the car feel as though acceleration is slipping. A decent purchase for first time new car owners, but probably not the best investment if you're looking for a car you'll love driving for many, many years.
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Features & Specs

35 city / 41 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
35 city / 41 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
33 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
78 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Mirage G4 safety features:

Rearview Camera
Displays a view of what's behind the Mirage when you engage reverse gear.
Hill Start Assist
Prevents rolling back when starting off on a hill. The car behind you, and your rear bumper, will love it.
Active Stability Control
Helps maintain car control during emergency maneuvers.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 for Sale

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2018 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
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Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2018 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
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More about the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a subcompact sedan best suited for the city. The Mirage's claim to fame is its ultra-low price, but that comes at a cost. You'll be sacrificing power and refinement as part of the deal.

Like the Mirage hatchback, the Mirage G4 sedan has a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine (78 hp, 74 lb-ft of torque). Fuel economy is impressive, with the EPA estimating 37 mpg in combined driving. There are two trim levels: ES and SE.

The Mirage G4 ES may feature rather generic 14-inch steel wheels as standard, but it also comes with automatic headlights, power door locks, power windows, and power side mirrors, as well as a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and USB and auxiliary audio inputs to liven up what is the economy trim level. For 2018, it also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera and Bluetooth.

If you've got a little more to spend, the Mirage G4 SE will get you foglights, heated front seats, keyless entry and push-button start, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a different touchscreen (6.5 inches in size) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration. The SE also comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and upgraded interior accents.

The above is a pleasing amount of features for the money. The rest of the Mirage G4, though, may leave you wanting more. Head out on a test drive and you can't help but notice the wheezy acceleration, bumpy ride and unsettled handling. Furthermore, the cabin environment isn't especially pleasant. There's a lot of engine noise no matter how fast you're going, and most of the interior materials are low in quality even for this fairly thrifty segment.

But should the Mirage's long warranty coverage, small size and high fuel economy be good enough, look no further than Edmunds to help you configure and find the perfect one for you.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Overview

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is offered in the following submodels: Mirage G4 Sedan. Available styles include ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT), SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT), and ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M).

What do people think of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Mirage G4 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Mirage G4.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4?
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,115. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $2,387 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,387 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,728.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is13.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,615. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is trending $2,828 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,828 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$13,787.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl CVT) is17% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,415. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M) is trending $3,485 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,485 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$11,930.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES 4dr Sedan (1.2L 3cyl 5M) is22.6% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4?

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