2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Kia Rio

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4


  35 / 41

Rear Leg Room

  37.2 in.

2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia Rio


  29 / 37

Rear Leg Room

  33.5 in.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs 2018 Kia Rio

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When you’re ready to step into a compact car that will save you money at the gas station, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and the Kia Rio are two options that stand out in the auto industry. Both vehicles have similar features and design, which make them rivals of one another. If you want to decide which model is the most suitable for your driving needs each day, there are a few features to evaluate.


The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is built with responsive brakes and easy steering, making drivers feel in control of the sedan. The car offers a smooth ride that is polished with a suspension system that is composed and absorbs bumps or potholes. The Mirage comes standard with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and gets excellent fuel efficiency with 35 to 37 mpg in the city and 41 to 43 mpg on the highway. The fuel efficiency is impressive for the car’s price tag and is competitive with hybrid vehicles.

When it comes to performance, the Kia Rio offers a preppy engine and lively handling, making it fun to drive. It soaks up broken pavement on the road and provides a smooth ride. Unfortunately, the car offers significantly lower fuel efficiency compared to the Mirage with 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway for vehicles with the automatic transmission.

Consumer Reviews

Many owners of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 favor the vehicle for the infotainment system, which is easy to use and won’t cause you to be distracted when trying to keep your eyes on the road while driving. The car also features a large trunk for its class, which makes it easier to transport large items. The rear seats also fold to provide additional space that may be needed. The reliability of the car due to its track record allows drivers to trust that they can continue to use it without major repairs needed in the future.

The 2018 Kia Rio is favored among consumers for its nimble handling and its redesigned interior and exterior. A few drawbacks affect its value, which includes the lack of standard features. You’ll have to pay more if you want a navigation system or power windows. Safety tech features offer peace of mind to drivers with automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.

Interior Features

The interior of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is quiet with outside noise blocked. Plenty of cushioning is provided on the seats with a bit of float. The car is generous with the number of features that come standard, which includes a seven-inch touchscreen, a four-speaker stereo with a CD player, a rearview camera, and a USB port. Available options include push-button start, parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and single-zone automatic climate control. All of the controls on the dashboard are easy to find and use without creating a cluttered look in the vehicle.

The Kia Rio’s cabin is built with standard features that include a four-speaker sound system, a five-inch touchscreen, and a USB port. Fewer standard features are available in the car compared to the Mirage. There’s also significantly less cargo space that is available than the Mirage and has a flat load floor with a wide liftgate opening.

If you want to learn more information on how the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 compares to the Kia Rio, contact us today. We can also schedule a test drive and discuss financing options that are available at our dealership.

* EPA mileage estimate for CVT-equipped models. Actual mileage may vary.
* Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.