We always wonder why Mitsubishi Mirage is widely accepted by U.S. customer in 2014 and 2015, there can be two factors as price starting from $13.805 and better EPA rating. Company did not made any release in 2016 and now comes up with 2017 version, keeping wheelbase 3.9 inches longer, additional trunk, benefits for back seats passengers. 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 providing 37 mpg EPA combined rating. Standard will have power windows, automatic climate control, push button ignition, 15 inch aluminum wheels, steering wheels having audio controls, cruise control, backup camera, proximity sensing remote locks, heated seats, 6.5 inch infotainment system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay Android Auto by paying extra. Bluetooth hands free calling is placed on top of dashboard. Ignition button on left of steering column.
Mirage G4 powered by 1.2 liter three cylinder produces 78 hp is very less and paired with continuous variable automatic is not good at all.
SE sedan is to offer manual five speed transmission. G4 clocks 12.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero while hatchback is expected to consume 10.9 seconds. Switching off A/C and in Sport mode we find G4 comes with more power. EPA remained 35/42 mpg. G4 lacks excitement on road.
Rear seat has more room now compare to front ones. Steering ratio is low and feel is good and maneuvering on circle is ok enough. Front disc/rear drum brakes works very well. Consumes 170 feet to stop from 70 mph, which is good in this segment. For hill hold electronic brake force distribution comes into play.
We doubt if 2017 Mirage G4 can stand with competitors.