Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE sedan

Pros: Affordable pricing with decent number of features for the money; impressive fuel economy; reasonably absorbent ride for a subcompact car; close-quarters maneuverability

Cons: Extremely high noise levels, especially from engine; sluggish acceleration; touchy brake-pedal action; uninspired handling

CG Says: The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage gains standard automatic climate control for all models. The G4 sedan is now available in LE trim and the RF model has been dropped, although the RF’s Rockford Fosgate sound system is now available on all trim levels. The Mirage is a subcompact available as a 4-door hatchback or a sedan that is badged Mirage G4. The current design was introduced to the American market for 2017. All Mirages are powered by a 78-horespower 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine paired with a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. The Mirage has been on the market for a few years in several worldwide markets, mostly emerging ones such as Thailand. Incidentally, Mitsubishi exports U.S.-spec Mirages from that country. Mirage is larger than the Chevrolet Spark, but smaller than the Honda Fit. It is the only mass-market 4-door vehicle that is powered by a normally aspirated (no turbo or supercharger) 3-cylinder engine. Entry-level prices make Mirage an interesting proposition from a value standpoint, but its acceleration, cabin appointments, and overall dynamic refinement trail most subcompact competitors by a significant margin.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback, 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Thailand
Base Prices ES hatchback: $14,990
LE hatchback: $17,190
SE hatchback: $17,740
GT hatchback: $18,290
G4 ES sedan: $15,990
G4 LE sedan: $18,190
G4 SE sedan: $18,740

Base Engine
1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine
Horsepower
78
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
33-36
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
40-43

Mitsubishi Mirage GT
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage GT hatchback
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 4
80%
Rollover - 4
80%

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