What is a Mitsubishi Mirage G4? Your first thought might be a sporty model, but the designation ‘G4' means the sedan as opposed to the hatchback version. So in this comparison guide, we've paired it with another subcompact sedan, the Hyundai Accent. Which of these two mini cars turns out to be big on what you need? Read on and find out.
Pricing and Warranty: Tie
There's what you pay today and then there's what you'll pay down the road. The Mirage and the Accent have almost the same starting price and they have the same long, long warranty that offers peace of mind to new-car buyers. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 starts at $15,260. You can add automatic transmission, as opposed to the manual transmission that comes standard, for $1200. The top-tier price starts at $18,800. These are average prices for a subcompact car, but the warranty is truly amazing. It's a five-year/60,000-mile new-vehicle warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. That's one of the best.
The Hyundai Accent is about the same price as the Mitsubishi Mirage, starting at $14,995. It also comes standard with a manual transmission, with an optional automatic available. The top-trim tier starts at $18,895, just a hair higher than the Mirage SE. On top of it all, the Accent boasts the same warranty length as the Mirage. We're calling this one a tie. To declare a winner we need to dig deeper.
Fuel Economy: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Subcompact cars are some of the most fuel efficient non-electric cars on the road. But the Mitsubishi Mirage stands out even in this league of gas sippers. With a manual transmission, it gets 33 city and 40 highway miles per gallon. Upgrade to an automatic and see your gas mileage improve to 35 city and 42 highway miles. That's some of the best in its class.
The 2018 Hyundai Accent has a more modest fuel economy. It gets 28 city and 37 highway miles per gallon with a manual and 28 city and 38 highway mpg with an automatic transmission. That's by no means bad gas mileage. In fact, most would consider it quite good. But the Mitsubishi has a far better EPA estimate.
Cargo Space: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Obviously, subcompact cars aren't known for their storage. But small differences in size can make a big difference in utility, so we'll take whatever we can get here. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a larger trunk than that of the Accent, by quite a bit. There's 17.2 cubic feet back there, which expands to 47 cubes with the rear seat folded down.
By comparison, the Hyundai Accent sedan offers only 13.7 cubic feet. You get 47 cubes if you fold down the 60/40 seats, but that only matches what the Mirage gives you. In this category, the Mirage G4 wins out for having more cubes with less work.
Despite having the same sticker price, the Mitsubishi has better fuel economy and more cargo space while having almost the same passenger space. It's more for less money. Who can argue with that?