A side-by-side comparison photo of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2018 Honda Civic

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2018 Honda Civic

Most of the compact sedans available in the current automotive marketplace share a few common elements, especially nimble handling and overall solid fuel efficiency scores. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has each of these in its 'pro' column as well as a few more things. But, how does it stack up against one of the best compact vehicles in the world, the Honda Civic? Comparing the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2018 Honda Civic is a challenge to be sure. However, the strengths of the Mirage compact sedan variant simply cannot be overlooked. Basically, the new Mirage G4 is able to be more than competitive with the newest Civic model in key metrics like efficiency, starting price and available technology.

Mitsubishi has really made a lot of progress when it comes to bringing its lineup up-to-date with the rest of the industry. For the new model year, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is outfitted with a 7-inch touchscreen as standard equipment. Furthermore, the automaker's infotainment system is compatible with many of the most popular applications for the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites. While the 2018 Civic also offers this capability, independent reviews have made it clear that Honda's infotainment system isn't always the easiest to use. Another area where buyers may find the 2018 Mirage G4 more attractive is its starting price, the Mitsubishi compact sedan is about $5,000 cheaper than the Civic.

 

 

 

2018 Mirage G4 Vs. 2018 Honda Civic
1.2-liter, 3-Cyl. Engine 2.0-liter, 4-Cyl.
CVT Transmission Six-speed manual
35/42 Fuel Economy 28/40
Approx. $14,000 Starting MSRP Approx. $19,000

 

Which one has better fuel economy scores?

Naturally, fuel economy scores from the Environmental Protection Agency are an important factory for buyers looking through this segment of the automotive industry. It also happens to an area where the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 very clearly outshines the 2018 Honda Civic. Owners of the new Mirage G4 compact sedan can expect to achieve up to 35 miles per gallon in the city and 42 miles per gallon on the highway. By comparison, the 2018 Civic tops out at fewer than 30 miles per gallon in the city and at 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

A front left quarter photo of a white 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 in a parking lot
A left rear quarter photo of a white 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 on top of a parking garage

A close up photo of the infotainment system's touchscreen for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
A view from the driver's side of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 showing the steering wheel and center gauge cluster

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