Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2017
Mitsubishi introduce a low budget car in main stream, it is an entry level sedan that has been made for emerging markets not for stable markets like USA and Canada. You will understand after knowing about Mirage if why it is being made for emerging markets. Meaning of Mirage is illusion being produced by hot air on road that looks more like water. If we relate this meaning with Mitsubishi than It is the perfect word selected for this car because this car also produces an illusion as this look much better from exterior but in real it has many lacks that really define this illusion.
If we start from its design than five door hatchback mirage is clearly more attractive than this sedan body.
Sometimes it become difficult to understand if what type of design this Mitsubishi mirage has, even if it is a compact sedan car many other compact sedans have better look and design. If we concentrate little than it looks more like a frog. Front is not much attractive it is a simple looking piece with small black grill and auto off aero composite headlamps in bulky shape.
On side it has 15 inch steel wheels those are of same size like hatchback car, there should have to be at least 17 inch if it is a sedan car. Rear side is little better but because of its overall body it also feel same.
As Exterior interior is not fancy either, if we conclude ratio of hard plastic to soft material it is not different than a small driving cars for kids because it is totally made up of hard plastic. Cloth fabric used on seats, but thanks at least it has leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. If there are bad qualities than there are good as well it has 6.5 inch color display that is much easy to use and understand. There is better space inside car even though it has little odd body structure.
Engine and Transmission:
All version of Mirage have 1.2 Liter regular 3 cylinder engine that produce 78 horse power and peak torque of 100 Nm@4000 Rpm. Top speed of car is 100 miles per hour where it takes 12.8 seconds for reaching 0-60 miles per hour. As you can understand if this car has small engine with 3 cylinder it should have to give better fuel economy, yes it does 35/42 miles per gallon in city and on highway.
If you are thinking to travel in hilly areas than I will not suggest this to you because its power is not enough to give you better traveling experience. It has CVT automatic transmission that is much better but steering wheel has little issue when it pointed to one direction it didn’t come back to center on leaving.
As I mentioned earlier it has enough space inside with supportive and comfortable seats on front and rear. There is no height adjustment present for seats but 6 way driver and 4 way passenger adjustable options. One thing is much appreciating and that is the head and leg room on rear side. It has automatic air conditioning but there is no option or air vents for rear side passengers. There is no arm rest present for front seats but rear seats have.
If I conclude this than I must say according to its price this car is much better but before going for it you must have to check its competitors.
Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent These cars are available between 12 to 16 thousand dollars.
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Side impact beams
- Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
- Low tire pressure warning
- Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
- Airbag occupancy sensor
- Driver knee airbag
- Rear child safety locks
- Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
- Back up camera