Mirage vs Wigo: Which one would you choose?

Jan 02, 2018
Find your answer in our Mirage vs Wigo comparison review covering their respective price in the Philippines, specs, exterior & interior design, and performance.

Mirage vs Wigo: Battle of the mini hatchbacks

As a rule, the buying decision becomes painful when the two vehicles you’re wondering have the same price bracket. For those who are into hatchbacks, without doubt, the Toyota Wigo and Mitsubishi Mirage are two options that come up in your mind before all else.

To help your job less challenging, today Philkotse.com wants to give you a fair comparison of Wigo vs Mirage based on the detailed specs sheet. So, which should you buy? Here you will find the answer. As far as build quality and durability are concerned, the two representatives from two well-known Japanese carmakers will never let you down no matter what you opt for.

Toyota Wigo angular frontMitsubishi Mirage angular front

Toyota Wigo vs Mitsubishi Mirage

Before getting started, please note that in-depth reviews of each model can be found at:

The new Toyota Wigo is a macho mini hatchback

1. Mirage vs Wigo: Overview

  Toyota Wigo Mitsubishi Mirage
Make Toyota Mitsubishi
Model Wigo 1.0 G AT Mirage GLS VCT
Price P599,000 P730,000
Body type Hatchback Hatchback
Transmission type Automatic CVT

2. Toyota Wigo vs Mitsubishi Mirage: Exterior

  Toyota Wigo Mitsubishi Mirage
Length (mm) 3,600 3,795
Width (mm) 1.620 1.665
Height (mm) 1,520 1,500
Wheelbase (mm) 2,450 2,450
Ground clearance (mm) 180 160
Curb weight (kg) N/A 850
Wheel 14-inch x 5.0J alloy 15-inch x 5.0J two-tone alloy
Tire 175/65 R14 175/55 R15
Outside rearview mirrors Body color N/A
Headlights Multi-reflector Type Halogen Bi-xenon HID Projector
Fog lights Yes Yes
Daytime running lights N/A N/A
Rear spoiler Yes Yes
Antenna Pillar Type Roof-mounted (short type)
Grille Chrome Chrome

For starters, the Mitsubishi Mirage is marginally bigger than the Wigo in the aspect of length and width. However, the hatchback from Toyota has a taller ground clearance when compared to that of the representative from Mitsubishi by 20 cm, which properly leads to the superiority in height.

With the same wheelbase of 2,450 mm, both of the two hatchbacks can seat 5 passengers. But in reality, the Mirage’s cabin is more appreciated than the Wigo’s thanks to extra wiggle room. Perhaps the Toyota Wigo is an ideal option for tight garage or parking areas, this is not enough for it to get a plus selling point in this battle.

Concerning exterior features, two hatchbacks are on equal terms with each other.

Mitsubishi Mirage Review

3. Mirage vs Wigo: Interior & Convenience

 

  Toyota Wigo Mitsubishi Mirage
Steering wheel 3-Spoke Urethane with Silver Accent 3-Spoke Leather-wrapped with Chrome & Gloss Black Accent
Power steering Electronic type Electronic type
Electronic Door Locks Yes Yes
Steering type Tilt Adjustment Tilt Adjustment
Steering wheel audio control Yes No
Power window Yes Yes
Push Start Button No Yes
Keyless Entry No Yes
Air conditioning system Manual Dial Cooler Automatic
Entertainment system Navi-ready display audio 6.5-inch touchsreen, DVD/MP3/iPod/Radio with 6 speakers
Connectivity USB port and Aux-in Aux, USB, Bluetooth, SD card
Navigation Yes Yes
Number of seat 5 5
Seat material Fabric Fabric

When it comes to interior, now we see the divergence of Wigo vs Mirage. Both come fitted with fabric seats, power steering, electronic door locks, steering wheel audio control, power windows and satellite navigation system.

Nevertheless, in this round, the Mitsubishi Mirage is predominant with automatic air conditioning system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push start button, keyless entry and Bluetooth connectivity to boot.

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4. Toyota Wigo vs Mitsubishi Mirage: Safety & Security

  Toyota Wigo Mitsubishi Mirage
Driver's airbag Yes Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag No Yes
Side Airbag No No
Curtain airbag No No
Knee airbag No No
Electronic Brake Distribution No No
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes, with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Security alarm No No
Stability Control No No
Electronic Door Locks Yes Yes
Speed Sensing Door Locks No No
ISOFIX No No
Lane Departure Warning System No No
Blind-Spot Detection System No No

In hatchback car segment, it can be said with certainty that the Wigo and Mirage are top players. Being replete with airbags system, ABS and Immobilizer as standard, they will make you all safe and snug during every ride.

In this aspect, ABS featuring EBD is an added bonus of the Mirage again.

5. Mirage vs Wigo: Performance

  Toyota Wigo Mitsubishi Mirage
Engine Size 1.0L 1.2L
Displacement 998 cc 1,193 cc
Number of Cylinders 3 3
Number of Valves 12 12
Transmission Category 4-Speed Automatic CVT
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output 66 hp @ 6,000 rpm 78 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque (Nm) 89 Nm @ 4,400 rpm 100 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Top speed N/A 167 km/h
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel capacity 33 L 35 L

With regards to the hardware, the Mitsubishi Mirage has its 78-hp 1.2-liter engine versus the Wigo’s 66-hp 1.0-liter. Not only that, the Mirage is also blessed with a CVT which is known to give decent gas mileage, whereas its rival just runs a 4-speed automatic unit.

For this half, the Mitsubishi Mirage ties it up with 1 point each.

6. Toyota Wigo vs Mitsubishi Mirage: Price in the Philippines

The top-of-the-line Mirage GLS CVT is pegged at ₱730,000. On the other hand, the top-spec Wigo 1.0G AT has a cheaper price tag of ₱599,000. Obviously, the final round goes to the Toyota Wigo as a consolation goal.

Now, have a peek at the tables below for up-to-date price list of the Toyota Wigo and Mitsubishi Mirage in the Philippines:

Toyota Wigo price in the Philippines
Model Price
Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT 526,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT 564,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT 599,000

>>> Get the latest information of Toyota Wigo price list and monthly installment

Mitsubishi Mirage Price in the Philippines
 Model Price
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX MT  ₱560,000
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX CVT ₱610,000
Mitsubishi Mirage GLS MT ₱680,000
Mitsubishi Mirage GLS CVT ₱730,000

>>> Get the latest information of Mitsubishi Mirage price list and monthly installment

7. Mirage vs Wigo: Verdict

All things considered, in the battle between Wigo vs Mirage, it’s apparently that the Mirage wins over the delegate from Toyota. The ₱131,000 price advantage the Wigo has, regretfully, is not enough to compete against the Mirage. Philkotse.com believes that you’re willing to spend a little extra for additional techs, power and safety.

In the end, please keep in mind that our comparison review is no more than a reference. So, if you are really fond of these two hot hatches, it’s highly recommended to take them out on a test drive to have a more critical look. Hope that you will find our beloved car soon!

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