Mirage G4 vs Vios: Who takes the honor in B-segment sedan?

Feb 21, 2019
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Introduction
  • 2. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Dimensions
  • 3. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Interior
  • 4. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Safety Features
  • 6. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Price in the Philippines
  • 7. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Which will be your next B-segment sedan?
Seeking for a subcompact sedan? The Mirage G4 and Vios might be great choices. Read on our auto head-to-head to find which is better.

1. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Introduction

In the automotive market today, Filipinos have a wide selection of cars that can fit our lifestyle. Particularly speaking of sedans, the sweet spot has moved to a smaller class, B-segment sedan, where demand is currently strongest.

If your weapon of choice is a simple, spacious, and affordable sedan, here Philkotse.com offers you two options: the Toyota Vios and the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, both are considered as the strongest players in this class. Read on this car comparison to find out which one is better for you and your whole family. Worth of note, specs used in this auto brawl are from entry-level models: the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GX 1.2 MT and Toyota Vios 1.3L Base M/T.

Auto Focus Head 2 Head Toyota Vios vs Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Now, let’s get started.

2. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Dimensions

First, let’s discuss the overall dimension of these two players.

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 measures 4,245 mm long, 1,515 mm tall and 1,670 mm wide while the Vios has got 4,410 x 1,700 x 1,475 mm (L x W x H). These numbers tell us that the winner in this round is the Vios with 165 mm longer, 30 mm wider, signifying it possesses a slightly roomier cabin.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Toyota Vios

The winner in this round is the Vios with 165 mm longer, 30 mm wider

Mirage G4 vs Vios: Dimensions
  Mitsubishi Mirage G4  Toyota Vios
Length (mm)  4,245 4,410
Width (mm) 1,670 1,700
Height (mm) 1,515 1,475

 

3. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Interior

Thanks to a bigger silhouette, the Toyota Vios interior space is more copious to some degree. That said, the differences are not considerable.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 interior

Toyota Vios interior

The dashboard of both saloons exudes a classy and upmarket feel

The dashboard of both saloons exudes a classy and upmarket feel, even what of entry-level models. What’s more is that they both come with a manual A/C system, power windows and a power steering wheel as well.

To be honest, it’s hard to decide who is victorious in this round. So, the result might depend on your personal preference.

Miraga G4 vs Vios: Interior Features
  Mitsubishi Mirage G4  Toyota Vios
Cruise Control - -
Front Parking Sensors - -
Rear Parking Sensors - -
Leather Upholstery - -
Push Start Button - -
Air Conditioning System Manual Air Conditioning Manual Cooler, Dial Type Control
Entertainment System
  • 2-DIN Single In Dash
  • CD/MP3
  • Tuner
  • AUX Jack
  • USB Port
  • iPod Ready
  • Bluetooth
  • 2 Speakers
  • 2 DIN
  • CD/MP3
  • 2 Speakers
Navigation Ready - -
Keyless Entry - -
Roof Rack - -
Sunroof - -
Electric Adjustable Seats - -
Power Steering Yes Yes
Power Windows Yes Yes
Power Outlet - -
Steering Wheel Audio Control - -

4. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Engine & Performance

In terms of hardware, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is powered by a 1.2-liter engine while the Toyota Vios packs a slightly bigger 1.3-liter power plant. Bigger engine means more power and torque though both engines work in tandem with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

If the Mirage G4 only ekes out 76 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque, the Vios produces 85 horsepower and 122 Nm. Nonetheless, you will not feel the power gap when driving around town.

Toyota Vios vs Mitsubishi Mirage G4: Engine

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is powered by a 1.2-liter engine while the Toyota Vios packs a slightly bigger 1.3-liter power plant

Mirage G4 vs Vios: Engine & Performance
   Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Toyota Vios
Engine size 1.2L 1.3L
Displacement 1,193 cc 1,329 cc
Number of Cylinders 3 4
Number of Valves 12 16
Transmission Type 5-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output (HP) 76 hp @ 6,000 rpm 85 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque (Nm) 100 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 122 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Acceleration Rate (0-100 km/h) 11.7 s -
Top Speed 172 km/h -
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Combined CO2 Emissions 96.0 g/km -
Fuel Capacity 42L 42L
Combined Fuel Consumption 4.6L/100 km -
Range 913 km -

So, with additional 9 horsepower, the sedan from Toyota has edged out this category. It is three-one to the Toyota Vios.

5. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Safety Features

Japanese brands have always made a name for themselves when it comes to safety. Mitsubishi and Toyota are no exception. They fully arm their models with standard safety features which are all shown in the table below.

Mirage G4 vs Vios: Safety Features
  Mitsubishi Mirage G4  Toyota Vios
Driver's Airbag Yes Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag - Yes
Side Airbag - -
Curtain Airbag - -
Knee Airbag - -
ABS Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes -
Security Alarm - -
Stability Control - -
ISOFIX - -
Speed Sensing Door Locks - -

As you can see, the Mirage G4 is just equipped with a driver’s airbag whereas the Toyota Vios is more pampered with an additional front passenger’s airbag. However, despite the only one airbag, Mitsubishi has compensated for that by an immobilizer. Hence, who wins the day? We think 1 point for each player.

6. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Price in the Philippines

When enclosing the base variants for comparison, the Mirage G4 gains the palm with a lower price tag of P584,000 compared to a price of P659,000 of the Toyota Vios 2019. Even when setting the top-of-the-line models side by side, the Mitsubishi’s sedan is still more affordable.

In spite of the fact that the price imbalance is not noteworthy; come to think of it, P75,000 is also a considerable amount to save. Obviously, pricing is not enough to make you decide the car to go for.

Toyota Vios 2019 price in the Philippines
Model Price
Toyota Vios 1.3L Base M/T ₱659,000
Toyota Vios 1.3L J M/T ₱685,000
Toyota Vios 1.3L E M/T ₱828,000
Toyota Vios 1.3L E CVT ₱878,000
Toyota Vios 1.3L E Prime M/T ₱883,000
Toyota Vios 1.3L E Prime CVT ₱933,000
Toyota Vios 1.5L G MT ₱981,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT (White Pearl) ₱996,000
Toyota Vios 1.5L G CVT ₱1,040,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT (White Pearl) ₱1,055,000
Toyota Vios 1.5L G Prime CVT ₱1,095,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G Prime CVT (White Pearl) ₱1,110,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 XE ₱735,000

* Regularly updated Toyota Vios price list

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2019 Price in the Philippines
Model
Price
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GX 1.2 MT
₱666,000
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 MT
₱685,000
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT
₱717,000
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 MT
₱816,000
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 CVT ₱867,000

7. Mirage G4 vs Vios: Which will be your next B-segment sedan?

To tell the truth, both these two sedans are great to meet your family’s need. But at the end of the day, the Toyota Vios beat the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 four-three with bigger body, more pulling power.

This result is understandable since the Vios has impressed the world of larger-engined B-segment saloon for years, particularly the all-new Toyota Vios 2019. However, this does not mean the Mirage G4 from Mitsubishi is underestimated.

And, please bear in mind that our auto head-to-head is just for reference, we highly recommend you to test drive these two cars to make your own adjustments. Wish you to find your befitting sedan soon!

Vios vs Mirage

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