While economy cars are kind of a thing now, especially with today’s gas prices, it’s like a car for the masses or a cheap fleet vehicle; there’s a lot of things that can be done with an econobox and the best part is it’s easy to own and drive every day, and that’s only half of what the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Automatic and most of it is bad considering what its competitors offer.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Automatic Has a Slight Larger Wheelbase
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Automatic with its sedan body, Mitsubishi had to make it look “classy” but the subcompact size and poor design choices make the G4 look like a stubby sedan with a tall greenhouse. Overall it just looks way-off compared to how “active” the hatchback Mirage is, the G4 just looks like a poor execution of what an attempt at a decent-looking subcompact car from Mitsubishi would be. Powering the econobox is a 1.2-Liter three cylinder that’s naturally aspirated; an unusual combination since the competition makes up for the missing cylinder with turbocharging. It’s then mated to a CVT which can be stressful for the 78hp three-banger especially when the vehicle weighs more than the hatch at 2193 pounds.
On the inside of the 2017 Mirage G4 Sedan, being a budget car, the quality is mixed with half-assed component placement such as the mic for hands free includes an exposed wire that’s stuck behind the steering column, it’s such a bad design that you’d think it’s an aftermarket mod. In the top trim Mirage G4, features include proximity locks, power windows, push-button ignition, a backup camera, and –surprise! Cloth bucket seats… what? At least the seats are heated and have nice comfort despite lacking thigh support, and the rear seat space are improved thanks to the longer wheelbase.
Driving the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan Automatic, you’d feel as if the engine is begging to be put out of its misery, the engine and transmission combo just doesn’t suit the G4’s heft. The G4 goes from 0-60 in 12.8 seconds; if you think that’s bad, 50-70 takes a full 8 seconds and while it’s doing the acceleration the engine drones as the CVT finds its optimal torque band. Some good things come in the form of good steering feel, balanced handling (just keep it below 70 or the suspension could take a beating on varying road surfaces) and best in class stopping distance at 170 feet.
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