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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2021 Mitsubishi
Mirage G4

MSRP*: $15,295 to $18,195
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2021 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,450 to $34,250
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Invoice* $14,961 to $17,799 $22,790 to $31,904
MPG - City 33 - 35 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 41 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.4 ft3 15.4 ft3
Engine I-3 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Auto Manual, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 78 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 169.5 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 65.7 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.8 in
Front 38.0 - 39.2 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Mirage G4.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and the Nissan Altima. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 than that of the Nissan Altima.