2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Jul 11, 2022

Two of the most popular subcompact sedans matched up.

In this article...

  1. Market-leading sedans duel it out
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Market-leading sedans duel it out

Despite the popularity of crossovers and larger seven-seater MPVs and SUVs in the Philippine market, the sedan segment has held on quite strong. 

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios Comparison | Philkotse Spec Check

Just outside our local roads, there’s still an abundance of Mitsubishi Mirage G4s and Toyota Vios units roaming around at any given point, and at most locations in the country. 

Both subcompact sedans even received updates in 2021 and 2020 respectively. For Mitsubishi Philippines, it has already brought in the facelifted Mirage G4 back in November 2021 for the model year 2022. The Toyota Vios in turn received a facelift in 2020, and has remained to be Toyota’s best-selling model for 2021. 

So, which of these two models are better in terms of specs? To find out, let’s compare the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 CVT against the Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT. We chose these two to compare as they are priced closely together at the Php 900,000 mark. 

A picture of the Mirage G4 and the Vios E head to head

Let's find out which subcompact sedan is better on paper 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Exterior

Size-wise, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 CVT is 4,305mm long, 1,670mm wide, and 1,515mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,550mm, a ground clearance of 170mm, and a curb weight of 940 kg. 

A picture of the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 

Meanwhile, the Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT is 4,425mm long, 1,730mm, wide, and 1,475mm in height. Its wheelbase length then stretches to 2,550mm, plus it has 133mm of ground clearance. It then has a curb weight of 1,075kg. 

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 1.2 CVT 

Dimensions 

Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT 

4,305mm 

Length 

4,425mm 

1,670mm 

Width 

1,730mm 

1,515mm 

Height 

1,475mm 

2,550mm 

Wheelbase 

2,550mm 

170mm 

Ground Clearance 

133mm 

Based on the numbers, the Vios E is both longer and wider than the Mirage, but the Mitsubishi model is taller. The smaller Mirage G4 also has more ground clearance, and is significantly lighter than the Toyota. Both cars then have identical wheelbase lengths. 

A picture of the Toyota Vios E

The Toyota Vios E

For exterior equipment, both the Mirage G4 GLS and the Vios E come standard with halogen headlamps, halogen taillights, and front fog lamps. Both cars are also provided with a 15-inch alloy wheel set.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 1.2 CVT 

Exterior Equipment 

Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT 

Halogen 

Headlights 

Halogen 

None 

Headlight auto-leveling 

None 

LED 

Turn signal lamps 

Halogen 

Halogen 

Taillights 

Halogen 

With 

Front Fog lights 

With 

15-inch 

Wheel size 

15-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Interior

Inside, both sedans can fit up to five occupants, with room to spare in their trunks for cargo. The Mirage G4, though, has a larger trunk capacity of 450 liters, whereas the Vios has 326 liters of space. 

A picture of the Mirage G4 GLS' interior

Inside the Mirage G4 GLS

For the driver, both models provide a tilt-adjustable steering column, an analog gauge cluster, and a digital trip computer. The Mirage G4 GLS does have a push-to-start button, whereas the Vios E comes with a more traditional turnkey ignition system. 

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Vios

The Toyota Vios' cockpit. (Vios G variant pictured)

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 1.2 CVT 

Interior Equipment 

Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT 

Leather 

Seat Material 

Fabric 

Manual 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt  

Single-zone automatic air-conditioning 

Air-conditioning type 

Manual air-conditioning 

Push button 

Ignition 

Turnkey 

None 

Seat cooling 

None 

None 

Power liftgate 

None 

Seating capacity 

To keep its occupants comfortable, the Mirage G4 GLS and the Vios E have fabric seats, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The seats of the Mirage mode however, are clad in leather. In turn, the Vios E gets fabric-covered seats. 

Furthermore, the Mirage G4 GLS gets an automatic climate control system. Meanwhile, the Vios E comes with a manual air-conditioning system. 

Mirage G4 trunkVios trunk

Compare the trunks of the Mirage G4 (left) and the Vios (right)

For entertainment, the Mirage G4 GLS is kitted out with a seven-inch touchscreen headunit. For the Vios E, it comes with a 6.75-inch touchscreen headunit. For connectivity, both have Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Both are also given a four-piece speaker system, as well as a 12-volt accessory outlet.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 1.2 CVT 

On-board tech 

Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT 

7-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

6.75-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

Connectivity options 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

# of speakers 

None 

Wireless charger 

None 

None 

Power-folding side mirror 

None 

None 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

None 

None 

Rain-sensing wipers 

None 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Engine and Performance

Under the hood of the Mirage G4 GLS is a 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline engine, which is capable of making up to 76 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque.  

A picture of the Mirage G4's engine bay

The Mirage G4's 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline engine

The Vios E in turn, uses a 1.3-liter inline-4 gasoline four-banger that can produce up to 98 horsepower and 123 Nm of torque. 

Both then use a MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension. For braking, both the Mirage G4 GLS and the Vios E come with ventilated front discs and a rear drum brake. 

A picture of the Toyota Vios' 1.3-liter engine

The 1.3-liter inline-4 gasoline engine powering the Vios

Both cars are front-wheel-drive models, and both use a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Vios E does have a gear-lever manual mode, while the Mirage G4 GLS lacks a manual mode entirely. 

Specs 

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 1.2 CVT 

Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT 

Engine 

Inline-3 Gasoline 

Inline-4 Gasoline 

Displacement 

1.2-liters 

1.3-liters 

Transmission 

CVT 

CVT 

Horsepower 

76 horsepower 

98 horsepower 

Torque 

100 Nm 

123 Nm 

Drivetrain  

FWD 

FWD 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Safety

For safety, both cars are provided with anti-lock braking with electronic brake force distribution, and ISOFIX child seat tethers. 

The Vios E adds on to those with stability control, traction control, and hill-start assist. The Toyota model also has a security alarm, which is absent on the Mitsubishi model. 

Furthermore, the Vios E comes with seven airbags, while the Mirage G4 GLS only has four airbags. 

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 1.2 CVT 

Safety equipment 

Toyota Vios E 1.3 CVT 

Airbags 

With 

Antilock braking with EBD 

With 

None 

Reverse Camera 

None 

None 

360-degree camera 

With 

None 

Cruise control 

None 

None 

Hill-start assist 

With 

None 

Hill descent control 

With 

None 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX child seat tethers 

With 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

None 

None 

Security alarm 

With 

None 

Speed sensing door locks 

None 

None 

Emergency braking 

None 

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Price

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Variants 

Price 

Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 MT 

Php 769,000 

Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT 

Php 819,000 

Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 CVT 

Php 899,000 

 

Toyota Vios Variants 

Price 

Vios Base 1.3 MT 

Php 681,000 

Vios J 1.3 MT 

Php 707,000 

Vios XE 1.3 CVT 

Php 753,000 

Vios XLE 1.3 MT 

Php 801,000 

Vios XLE 1.3 CVT 

Php 851,000 

Vios E 1.3 MT 

Php 851,000 

Vios E 1.3 CVT 

Php 901,000 

Vios G 1.5 MT 

Php 911,000 

Vios G 1.5 CVT 

Php 970,000 

Vios GR-S 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,020,000 

 

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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios: Conclusion

To conclude, the Toyota Vios E provides more in the way of power, and more in the way of safety equipment. Comparatively, the Mirage G4 GLS is more than a match against the Toyota model when it comes to providing cargo space. We can also assume that it is more fuel efficient due to its lighter curb weight and smaller engine. 

A picture of the rear of the Mirage G4

Do you prefer how the rear of the Mirage G4 look?

Do note though that both have already established themselves as market leaders in the local setting, and both have a reputation for reliability. As such, both can do well in fitting in as your next family chariot, or as a personal daily driver. 

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Vios

Or do you think the Vios E's rear end look better?

For more comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse
 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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