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Sedan showdown: Suzuki Ciaz vs. Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Sedan showdown: Suzuki Ciaz vs. Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Despite the influx of brands from other countries (particularly China) Japanese car companies continue to dominate the automotive scene in the country. Among the popular brands are Suzuki and Mitsubishi which have impressive products across various categories.

Currently, there is only one available Mitsubishi sedan model in the Philippine market—the Mirage G4. As for Suzuki, their contender that comes in at almost the same price range is the classic Suzuki Ciaz.

Both models assume an almost traditional sedan look, although the Ciaz is bigger in dimensions. When it comes to body colors, the Mirage G4 has a wider selection, while the Ciaz is available in five different classic hues.

On the inside, Ciaz offers more premium comfort to its passengers as it is fitted with cozy leather-covered seats. However, the Mirage G4 preponderates when it comes to the multimedia system as it is equipped with iPod compatibility with Aux-in and USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity with mirror link feature.

Both sedans perform well on the road but the classic Ciaz gives a more power with its refined K14B VVT petrol engine that delivers a maximum output of 92hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 130Nm at 4,000 rpm. This is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Although the Mirage G4 produces a lower power and torque, it should provide a smoother driving experience with its NVECS-III continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is lighter, too.

The Ciaz is engineered with Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) body structure, while the Mirage G4 is built with a Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body frame. Both technologies are developed to efficiently reduce the impact and damage to the car in case of a crash. Both vehicles use an anti-lock braking system embedded with electric brake force distribution (EBD) function.

Deciding which sedan is better is undoubtedly hard since both the Ciaz and the Mirage G4 possess their own strong points. To help you come to a conclusion, here are the specifications of the top trims of the two sedans: the Suzuki Ciaz GL AT and the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS CVT.

SPECIFICATIONS

Suzuki Ciaz GL AT

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS CVT

Overall Length (mm)

4,490 

4,305

Overall Width (mm)

1,730

1,670

Overall Height (mm)

1,475

1,515

Wheelbase (mm)

2,650

2,550

Tread (mm)

Front: 1,495

Rear: 1,505

Front: 1,445

Rear: 1,430

Minimum Turning Radius (m)

5.4 

4.8 

Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)

160

170

Engine Type

K14B

3A92

Number of Cylinders

4

3

Displacement (cc)

1,373

1,193

Maximum Output (hp/rpm)

92/6,000

77/6,000

Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

130/4,000

100/4,000

Fuel Distibution

Multipoint Injection

Electronic Controlled Multi-Point Injection (ECI-MULTI)

Transmission Type

Four-speed Automatic Transmission

NVECS-III Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Steering

Rack and Pinion with Electric Power Steering

Rack and Pinion

Brakes

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Leading and Trailing Drum

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Leading and Trailing Drum

Suspension

Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring

Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil Spring

Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring with Stabilizer Bar

Rear: Torsion Beam

Tires

185 /65/R15

185 /55/R15

Wheels

15-inch Alloy Wheels

15-inch x 5.0J Alloy Wheels

Spare Tire

Steel Rim

15-inch x 5.0J Alloy

Seating Capacity

Five Persons

Five Persons

Fuel Tank Capacity (liters)

45

42

Curb Weight (kg)

1,020 - 1,040

905

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)

1,500

1,335

Power Windows

Front and Rear

Electric with One-touch Operation on Driver Side

Power Side Mirrors

With

With Intergated LED-type turn Signals

Cup Holders

Rear

Front and Rear

Bottle Holders

Front and Rear Door Pockets

Front Door Pockets

Audio System

Touchscreen with Offline Navigation

2 DIN 6.75 Touchscreen with Tuner / iPod Compatibility with Aux-In and USB Port / Bluetooth Connectivity with Mirror Link feature, and GPS Navigation System

Speakers

4

4

Antenna

Glass Printed

Roof-mounted

Headlamps

Standard

Multi-reflector Halogen Projector

Seatbelts

Front: Three-point ELR with Pre-tensioner, Force Limiter and Height Adjuster

Rear: Three-point ELR (Side) + Lapbelt (Center)

Front: Three-point ELR with Pre-tensioner (Double for driver side)

Rear: Three-point ELR (x3)

SRS Dual Front Airbags

With

With

Childproof Rear Door Locks

With

Without

Isofix Child Seat Anchorages

Without

With (x2)

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

Immobilizer

With

Without

Defogger

With

Without

Available Colors

Metallic Mineral Gray 2, Metallic Star Silver 4, Pearl Snow White 2, and Pearl Super Black 2

Savanna White, Wine Red Pearl, Majestic Red, Virgil Gray, Cool Silver, and Pyrenese Black

Price

P873,000

P869,000

 

Photos from Mitsubishi Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 vs Suzuki Ciaz Comparison

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