2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat | NewCars.com

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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

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2021 Mitsubishi
Mirage G4

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2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$15,295 to $18,195
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $14,961 to $17,799 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 33 - 35 24
MPG - Hwy 40 - 41 N/A
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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat. 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 Passat have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and the Volkswagen Passat. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat.