2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

When considering a compact car, one is more often than not looking for a compact value. However, not all compact cars offer such big values. As the 2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comparison highlights, there's a lot more to a compact car—and value—than just affordability.

If a car offers more power and features than a competitor, then it's only natural to assume that it is also the more expensive of the two. That said, as the chart below outlines, this is not true for the 2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comparison; rather, it's the other way around.

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2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
$13,900 Base MSRP $12,110
130 hp, 119 lb-ft Power Ratings 109 hp, 107 lb-ft
Available Folding Rear Seats N/A
Standard Satellite Radio N/A

Main Differences - 2018 Rio vs Mirage G4

For almost $500 less on the base model, the 2018 Kia Rio rewards its customers with more power and multiple unmatched features. With 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Kia Rio is a peppy and fun-to-drive compact car. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, on the other hand, is miles behind in term of power ratings. Only able to muster 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Mirage G4 can't keep up when it comes to power.

Far from done, the 2018 Mirage G4 also can't match several features in the Rio. Standard in every Rio model, everyone will be able to enjoy satellite radio and its many, many stations. Unfortunately, this is impossible in the Mirage G4, as it doesn't offer satellite radio in any of its models. Likewise, the Mirage G4 also doesn't offer folding rear seats across any of its trim levels. The Rio, as one would expect, offers them as standard on two of its three trim levels – S and EX.

Countless compact car customers agree that the 2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comparison is a huge win for the Rio. With its unmatched features, a much more exciting and fun-to-drive engine and a smaller base price on top of it all, the Mirage G4 simply can't keep up with the Rio.

2018 Kia Rio Blue Exterior Front View
2018 Kia Rio Red Trim Rear Row Side View
2018 Kia Rio Red Trim Front Cabin Side View
2018 Kia Rio Back seat view of front cabin