This post is in collaboration with Mitsubishi. All opinions are my own.
Last week I got the chance to try out the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4. There were definitely a few features which surprised me in this car so make sure to check them out below!
I was super impressed that the Mitsubishi Mirage included Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay for you iPhone peeps). Through this App, I was able to listen to my Spotify playlists, and also use Google Maps for navigation. I love the Google Maps integration because when the address is saved in my calendar, it is super easy to send it directly to the navigation.
Android Auto requires being plugged into the car via USB. The USB port was located inside the glovebox which is a little odd, but in reality, if you are using Android Auto while driving, its not like you should be looking at your phone anyways so it is easy to just plug in and toss it in there.
Since Android Auto is integrated into the car, the controls on the steering wheel will control the phone as well. I could easily flip through the songs on my Spotify playlist with the arrow buttons. I was also able to use the talk to text feature and it worked really well, my friend didn’t even realize that I wasn’t on my phone texting.
The heated seats in the Mitsubishi Mirage were definitely toasty. I would generally start off with it on high, and then have to switch it to low a few minutes later because it was too warm. I did wish that there was a center console or armrest, throughout the week I tried to use an armrest and then remembered that it didn’t exist.
I was impressed with how high the gas mileage was on the Mitsubishi Mirage. I drove around quite a bit during the week (including getting stuck in traffic for over an hour and a half one day) and used just over a single tank of gas. The Mirage G4 starts at just over $15000 for automatic transmission (and just under $14000 for manual) which makes this a great deal for a commuting car.