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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Review

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2021 Mitsubishi
Mirage G4

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2021 Volkswagen

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$15,295 to $18,195
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$18,995 to $28,045
Invoice* $14,961 to $17,799 $18,235 to $26,924
MPG - City 33 - 35 29 - 30
MPG - Hwy 40 - 41 39 - 41
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

With the Volkswagen Jetta 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.

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 Volkswagen Jetta. 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 and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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

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

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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