The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the Japanese automaker’s entry into the subcompact sedan segment. It’s the sedan version of the Mirage hatchback. It features the same cabin space as the hatchback version but with extra trunk space. With its body configuration, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan addresses the concern of many Filipino families who want a sedan but would like to retain the distinctive characteristics of the original Mirage – fuel efficiency and value for money.
The Mirage G4’s interior is black and comes with black fabric seats with a new geometric design. The infotainment system is 7-inches in size, and standard for all models. The unit now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for all variants and is paired with up to 4 speakers for the top-of-the-line model.
The Mirage G4 is powered by a three-cylinder 1.2-liter engine. The 1.2-liter power plant produces 76 hp and 100 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheel either by a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
The sixth-generation Mirage G4 was launched in 2013 and is manufactured in Mitsubishi’s Santa Rosa Plant. It came in two body types a hatchback and a sedan. It is powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that can come with a CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission. The subcompact vehicle comes standard with a 2-DIN radio that can be had with a touchscreen depending on the variant.
On August 28, 2021, Mitsubishi Philippines gave the vehicle an updated design as it would now come with the brand's signature dynamic shield design language. This facelift would change the entire front fascia of the vehicle giving new fenders, bumpers, hood, headlights, and tail lights as well. Other changes done to the vehicle would be the addition of a 7-inch infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, updated upholstery, as well as a redesign to the instrument cluster.
Platform, Chassis and Powertrain
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes with a 1.2-liter 3A92 gasoline engine. The 1.2-liter 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine produces 76 hp and 100 Nm of torque. The engine can be had with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
The Mirage G4 is built on a unibody chassis. The sedan measures 4,305mm long, 1,670mm wide, 1,515mm tall, on a wheelbase that is 2,550mm long. It has MacPherson struts with coil springs with stabilizer bars for the front suspension. The rear, on the other hand, gets torsion beam suspension making its suspension system semi-independent. Ground clearance is rated at 170mm, while the car features a rather tight turning circle of only 4.8 meters.
Stopping power comes from 14-inch ventilated discs up front and 8-inch leading and trailing drums in the rear. To add more stopping power it comes with an 8-inch master vacuum brake booster. The subcompact sedan rides on 185/55 series tires and 15 x5 inch wheels.
Subcompact Car (B-Segment)
Front Engine, Front-Wheel Drive
1.2L I3 (DOHC MIVEC 3A92) Gasoline
76 hp, 100 Nm of torque
Continuously Variable Transmission
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a light and nimble city car, with an emphasis on the latter because of its diminutive size. Its 3-cylinder power plant is responsive to throttle inputs, plus the lightweight construction is an advantage to the small yet capable engine. The CVT, however, is one of its weakest trait as it does give you a hard time before you could get a satisfying pull from the small sedan.
Handling-wise, the Mirage G4 is just okay on open roads but a champion in the city. The light steering feel and wide driving visibility make maneuvering in tight spaces a cinch.
As part of its latest update, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 now comes with a 7-inch infotainment system that comes with Smart Phone Link Display Audio (SDA) as standard for all variants. It also has a radio tuner, Bluetooth, and USB port connectivity. Aside from this, the new head unit also now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The GLS variants come standard with a 4-speaker sound system, while the GLX models only have a 2-speaker sound system.
The Mitsubishi Mirage now features the brand's Dynamic Shield design language, this gives the sedan a new look for its front fascia, updating its front bumper, grille, headlights, and fenders. Aside from this, the sedan also gets a new set of 15-inch wheels along with revisions done to the rear of the sedan that gives it a new set of tail lights along with a revised bumper.
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 can be had in the following colors: Red Metallic, Cool Silver Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, and Solid White which is only available for the CVT variants and on a per dealer firm order basis.
The Mitsubishi Mirage for its latest update carries over the same interior layout as its older model, however, minor changes have been made to its instrument cluster which now comes with a carbon fiber design along with new red accents on the gauges. The seats, while still fabric, now have a geometric design as part of the sedan's facelift. A new 7-inch infotainment system has also been added to the vehicle and is now a standard feature for all of its variants. It now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The Mirage G4 still retains its 351 liters worth of trunk space as on the old model.
For safety, the Mirage G4 comes with SRS airbags for both the driver and passenger. It also comes with 3-point seatbelts with ELR and pretensioners. 3-point seat belts are also standard for the rear passengers as well. ABS is only available for the GLS variants, the GLX does not have it equipped as standard. Other safety features include a Brake Override System and ISOFIX anchors for the GLS variants.
Tested Variant: Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 CVT
Child Occupant Safety
Front Impact Score
Side Impact Score
Adult Occupant Safety
Front Impact Score
Side Impact Score
Head Protection Score
Front Passenger Airbag
Seat Belt Retractor Driver
Seat Belt Retractor Front Passenger
Safety Assist Technology
Effective Breaking & Avoidance
Seat Belt Reminders
SBR for Driver
SBR for Front Passenger
SBR for Rear Passenger
Blind Spot Technology
Advanced Safety Assist Technologies
Intelligent Rear View Mirror
Lane Departure Warning System
Forward Collision Warning System
Lane Keep Assist
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Today, we are Behind the Wheel of a Mirage G4, probably one of the most common cars in the Philippines thanks to its affordable price tag, practicality, fuel efficiency, and its reliable badge up front. Join Caco as he dives into the quirks of the new 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4.
Purchased from Mitsubishi Motors, Dasmariñas Cavite
August 06, 2021
Needs an aircon upgrade and a better underchasis
Needs an aircon upgrade and a better underchasis
John David Esmino
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 MT
Purchased from Mitsubishi Motors, Tagbilaran
August 05, 2021
For its price its really not bad at all, very good fuel economy, higher ground clearance is a good. but a little more feature will be much appreciated specially when some in a near......
For its price its really not bad at all, very good fuel economy, higher ground clearance is a good. but a little more feature will be much appreciated specially when some in a near price point has many usefull feature. Im very satisfied with what i bought, many aftermarket is available for me to costumize my car 😁
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Does the Mirage G4 have a touchscreen infotainment system?
The top-spec Mirage G4 GLS CVT doesn't have a touchscreen head unit. Instead, it has a 2-DIN stereo system.
How big is the gas tank of the Mirage G4?
The Mirage G4 has a fuel tank capacity of 42 liters.
Which is bigger, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 or the Toyota Vios?
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is smaller than the Toyota Vios in terms of overall dimensions and engine size.
What is the difference between the Mirage and Mirage G4?
The biggest difference between the two is their body type. The Mirage is a five-door hatchback, while the Mirage G4 is a four-door sedan. Their front design differs a bit, as well.
Is the Mirage G4 a fuel-efficient car?
With a three-cylinder 1.2L gasoline engine under its hood, the Mirage G4 is fuel-efficient and can provide maximum mileage.
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