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BUYER’S GUIDE: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Subcompact sedans are one of the sought-after cars in the Philippine market. The reason for this can be attributed to its reasonable price point, fuel-efficient engine, and compact body dimensions. Not to mention subcompact sedans can accommodate up to five average sized Filipino adults and its trunk offers a decent cargo space. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is one of the subcompact sedans available in the local market. It goes up against the likes of the Suzuki Dzire and Honda Brio Amaze, among others. With that in mind, what does Mitsubishi’s challenger in the tightly-contested segment have to offer? Here’s an overview of the Mirage G4’s specs.

Specification

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is available in four variants: (1) GLX 1.2L MT, (2) GLX 1.2L CVT, (3) GLS 1.2L MT, and (4) GLS 1.2L CVT. The entry-level variant of the Mirage G4 is priced at PHP666,000 while the top-of-the-line model is at PHP769,000. Of note, the Mirage G4 is manufactured in the Philippines since February 2017. The top Mirage G4 variant, the GLS CVT, is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 77 hp and 100 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Dimension-wise, the Mirage G4 measures 4,305mm long, 1,607mm wide, and 1,515mm tall. With these numbers, the G4 is longer but narrower  compared to the Suzuki Dzire.

Exterior

The Mirage G4 has a simple exterior yet in can go head-to-head with the designs of its competitors. The top variant of the G4 is fitted with a chrome grille as well as swept-back headlights and an angular front bumper that’s integrated with fog lamps. Straight lines run through the G4’s side, which adds to the overall character of the car. The rear gets a well-composed bumper, large distinctive taillights, and a chrome bar. It is finished off with a set of 15-inch dark chrome alloy wheels.

Interior

Inside, the G4 has a straightforward interior theme along with piano black trims on the center console, steering wheel, gear lever, and door panels. It also comes with a push start button, a touchscreen infotainment system with GPS Navigation, and a well-grouped control buttons. If you ask us, we find the G4’s interior as premium-looking for its price, however, the use of hard plastic materials inside the cabin is still prominent—well, you need to remember that this is a car designed to have a competitive price point.

Space

As said earlier, the G4’s interior can accommodate up to five average sized Filipino adults. The trunk offers a cargo space of up to 450 liters. This means that you could easily fit up to five overnight bags in the G4’s trunk. Moreover, the trunk is said to have the capacity to fit two to three golf bags.

Safety

The top Mirage G4 variant comes with standard safety features such as dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), and brake override system (BOS). The infotainment system also acts as a rear-view monitor when you shift the gear into reverse.

Our Verdict

The Mirage G4 is an ideal choice if you’re looking to buy a subcompact sedan that you would use as a daily city car. This car is one of the best urban jungle machines considering its compact body and relatively fuel efficient engine. The only hurdle we could see with the G4 is its price. Compared to its rivals, the G4 is a few thousands more expensive.

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