Comparison - Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 2018 - vs - Kia Optima EX Hybrid 2018

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Average Price: 
17,095
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
30,990
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
9.20gals
15.90gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4's ES trim level now comes with the 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and a rearview camera.

PROS
Impressive fuel economy with CVT
One of the least expensive cars on sale
High level of warranty coverage

CONS
Low-buck interior, even for this class of car
Excessive road noise at highway speeds
Rough and noisy engine
Acceleration is very slow

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is the most minimal four-seat car you can buy; with small cars lagging in sales, you can do better for little more money.

Pros
Minimalism can be good
Four adults will fit inside
Easy to park, maneuver
Gas mileage impressive

Cons
Very slow, underpowered
Highway handling is bad
Can be noisy, vibrate a lot
Low safety ratings
Minimalism often inadequate

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ranked #15 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Mitsubishi Mirage has a score of 5.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive warranty
Outstanding fuel economy

Cons
Low-rent interior
Unrefined and sluggish powertrain
Few optional features offered

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.

Pros
Competent ride
Sharp style
Quiet interior
More than 40 mpg combined

Cons
Pricey advanced safety
Roof cuts into rear head room
Not a big leap in overall style
No way to lock in EV mode

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid ranked #15 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Kia Optima Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 21 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly tech features
Excellent safety ratings
Plug-in hybrid version is very fuel-efficient

Cons
So-so fuel economy for a hybrid
Below-average trunk space in plug-in hybrid

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018 the Optima Hybrid carries over with only minor changes to color options and trim-level content.

PROS
Quiet interior around town and on the highway
Available 60/40-split rear seats increase the cargo area
Offers plenty of available safety and luxury features

CONS
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline
Some rival hybrid sedans get better fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.00mpg
39.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
41.00mpg
46.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.20L
2.00L
Torque: 
74ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
271ft-lbs
at 1 770rpm
Horsepower: 
78hp
at 6 000rpm
192hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
31.50Feet
35.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Tilt-Adjustable Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
169.50in
191.10in
Width: 
65.70in
73.20in
Height: 
59.20in
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
Wheel Base: 
100.40in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
45.50in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
35.60in
Front Hip Room: 
48.80in
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
51.70in
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.20in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
51.20in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.30cu.ft
13.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2194.00lbs
3538.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment yes
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Driver Vanity Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
140 Watts Stereo Output
4 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
15 In
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
175.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R15
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
LED Illumination Package
All Weather Package
Chrome Package
Interior Package
Cargo Package
Protection Package
Exterior Package
Quick Value Package
Technology Package
White Interior Package
Exterior Options: 
Acccessory Wheel Locks
Accessory LED Daytime Running Lights W/ Garnish
Accessory Side Sill Extension
Accessory Exhaust Finisher
Accessory Rear Lip Spoiler
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Snow White Pearl Paint
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Accessory All Weather Floor Mats
Accessory Carpeted Floor Mats & Portfolio
Autodimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Mat