2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Aug 28, 2021

Two Japanese small sedans go head-to-head.

In this article...

  1. Battle of the Japanese subcompact sedans
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Tech & Safety
  5. Engine & Performance
  6. Pricing
  7. Conclusion

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Battle of the Japanese subcompact sedans

This year, the local subcompact sedan segment has been heating up with the refreshed versions of contenders in the said category. The new models are slowly breaking the notion that small cars are not supposed to be stylish, as well as the idea that this segment comes with only a spartan feature set.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire comparo

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire

Two of the latest models in the category that were updated this year are the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and the Suzuki Dzire. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 was recently refreshed with a new face, while the Suzuki Dzire gets subtle design changes and has had multiple features added.

To know more about what each subcompact sedan can offer to the market, let’s take a deep dive into their spec sheets and make a comparison. With this, interested buyers of the two models can have an idea which suits their lifestyles better.

22022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Exterior

Let’s start with the overall dimensions. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes with a measurement that spans 4,305 mm in length, 1,670 mm in width, and 1,515 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,550 mm and 170 mm of ground clearance.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 front view

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

On the other hand, the Suzuki Dzire is 3,995 mm long, 1,735 mm wide, and 1,515 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,450 mm and 145 mm of ground clearance. With those numbers in mind, the Suzuki subcompact sedan is smaller than its rival in almost all dimensions except for the width.

Both subcompact sedans come with halogen headlamps as standard. However, front fog lamps are available in two out of three variants of the Suzuki Dzire as compared to the Mitsubishi Mirage G4’s one out of three.

Suzuki Dzire front view

Suzuki Dzire

As for the tires, the two models pose similar numbers. The Mirage G4 is installed with 185/55 R15 tires across the range, while its Suzuki rival can be equipped with either 165/80 R14 or 185/65 R15 tires, depending on the variant.

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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Interior

Inside, both models sport similar interior themes, featuring a black cabin with lightly-colored headliners. Moreover, they offer cup holders in the front and two more in the rear armrest. These features further improve the practicality of the two models.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 interior viewSuzuki Dzire interior view

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire (Interior)

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 gets the upper hand when it comes to steering wheel materials, as the tiller can be finished with leather that’s exclusively available in the top-spec GLS variant. On the other hand, the Suzuki Dzire only offers a urethane steering wheel as standard.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Tech & Safety

One can say that the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 wins the battle when it comes to the infotainment system. It is equipped with a Smart Phone Link Display Audio (SDA) 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. This is a significant upgrade as compared to the Suzuki Dzire as it only offers a 7-inch audio unit with Bluetooth in its top-spec GL+ variant.

Infotainment screen in Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 infotainment screen

Safety-wise, the Dzire makes it up in the safety department as it offers an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) as standard, with an electronic stability program (ESP) in the mid and top-spec variants. The Mirage G4 feature that is not offered in its rival is a reverse camera.

Cabin of Suzuki Dzire

Suzuki Dzire cabin

Moving to identical safety features, both models are equipped with SRS front dual airbags, ISOFIX tethers, and side-impact beams as standard.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Engine & Performance

Both the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and Suzuki Dzire are powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine. However, the Suzuki subcompact sedan delivers a bit more power at 82 hp and 113 Nm of torque since it has four cylinders, while the other model is capable of generating a slightly lower output of 76 hp and 100 Nm of torque with three cylinders on tap.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 front view

The new Mirage G4 uses the same engine as the previous model

The Suzuki Dzire uses either a 5-speed manual or an Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission, depending on the variant. On the other hand, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 can be equipped with either a 5-speed manual exclusively for the base GLX variant or an INVECS-III Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Suzuki Dzire side view

The Suzuki Dzire delivers more power than the Mirage G4 in the paper

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Pricing

 

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Suzuki Dzire

  • Mirage G4 GLX M/T – Php 769,000

  • Mirage G4 GLX CVT – Php 819,000

  • Mirage G4 GLS CVT – Php 899,000

  • Dzire GA 1.2L MT – Php 549,000

  • New Dzire GL 1.2L MT – Php 648,000

  • New Dzire GL+ 1.2L AGS – Php 708,000

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Dzire: Conclusion

The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 was recently refreshed, and it now looks sleeker as compared to the outgoing model. With this, the new design should appeal more to young car buyers who want an affordable option in the market, while managing to stay afloat in terms of overall styling.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 rear view

The Mirage G4 got a lot sleeker for 2022

Since it is a facelifted model, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) increased the price of the Mirage G4 that now starts at Php 769,000 (compared to Php 735,000 from the previous model). Compared to the Suzuki Dzire, then you get the perspective that the Mirage G4 might be a relatively expensive choice in the small sedan market.

For the starting price of the Mirage G4, you can already avail of the top-spec variant of the Suzuki Dzire that gets more features such as ABS with EBD, ESP, and an automatic gearbox. Plus, you save Php 61,000 if you choose the Dzire GL+ over the Mirage G4 GLX MT.

Suzuki Dzire rear view

An ideal choice for practicality and affordability

But again, the answer to which of the two Japanese small cars is better will ultimately depend on your budget, mobility needs, and preference. To experience both models, we encourage you to book a test drive to determine which model suits you better.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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