The 2018 Mitsubishi G4 is hard to beat, a stylish hatchback that puts the fuel economy of every other non-hybrid vehicle to shame.
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Why Buy the Mitsubishi Mirage G4?
The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the sedan sibling of the Mirage hatchback. So if you're asking why buy the Mirage G4, the answer is similar to why you should consider the Mirage line in general. When bought new, the G4 is one of the cheapest cars you can buy, but that's not the end of its affordability credentials. The Mirage G4 is also one of the cheapest new cars to run too.
Which Mirage G4 is best?
Unless you're absolutely tied to a strict budget, going for the top trim is the best idea, especially since you'll only get two trim levels to choose between. The entry level ES has all the basics, but the step up to the SE isn't a huge financial one. Part of the reason for this choice is that we recommend the CVT transmission over the five-speed manual that's standard with the ES. If you want to upgrade the ES to the CVT it will cost a cool $1,200, but to upgrade to the SE and get it included costs just $2,700, and you also get a whole lot more on top of the CVT.
What's the Mirage G4's Fuel Consumption Like?
You could use a lot of words to describe the fuel consumption of the Mirage G4, and every one of them is positive. The fact that the G4 is efficient is hardly a surprise, since the G4 is a subcompact offering with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine under the hood. But other cars have similar attributes and still don't rival the Mitsubishi in this important area.
With the CVT transmission, the Mitsubishi G4 is rated by the EPA at 35 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined. Even with the standard manual transmission in the ES, the G4 is still rated at 33 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg combined.
What's the Difference Between the Mirage and the Mirage G4?
The main difference between the Mirage and the Mirage G4 is the Mirage is a hatchback, whereas the Mirage G4 is a four-door sedan with a trunk. Hatchbacks are not normally as popular as sedans, but the choice is yours.
Having a trunk also means that the G4 offers a different arrangement when it comes to storing cargo. The body style difference also means the Mirage G4 is slightly bigger than the Mirage hatch, with the G4 boasting an overall length of 169.4 inches, compared to just 149.4 inches with the Mirage hatch. The G4 is still a small and compact car like the Mirage, but the G4 also offers the extra roominess associated with a sedan.