MANILA: The Philippines automotive market is more about the sedan and hence various automakers try to offer sumptuous and performance-centric sedans for the Filipinos through their fleet. With compact sedans, both being easy to manoeuvre in the city roads and easy on pockets, are the newest love for the Filipinos. The high sales experienced in this segment has also encouraged the automakers to put in their best while keeping the prices competitive. Recent data reveals that Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is ranking really high and another Japanese creation, Suzuki Swift Dzire is chasing it closely in the Philippines automotive market. With almost the same features, both of the drives are confusing the prospective customers. If you are also planning to buy one of them and experiencing the same dilemma, this article is just the right thing for you. Have a look at the close comparison between the two compact sedans and find out the best suitable one -
The first thing anyone would notice is the exterior and both the Japanese manufacturers have made sure to attract the prospective customers with the style statement they are offering with their respective drives. Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes with a chrome plated front grille and sharp headlamps along with creased side profile and equally stylish rear. This Japanese drive has dimensions worth 4245 mm x 1670 mm x 1515 mm (L X W X H) along with wheelbase counting to 2550 mm. Talking about the Suzuki Swift Dzire, this sedan is garnished with thick chrome at the front with stylish headlights to complement the face. The sides are kept rather neat unlike the Mitsubishi drive while the rear profile looks contemporary. This Suzuki drive measures to 3995 mm x 1695 mm x 1555 mm (L X W X H) along with a wheelbase worth 2430 mm.
Since both of these drives are family cars, comfort can't be ignored at any cost. Both of the drives have dual-tone interior trim to add elegance. Mitsubishi has ensured the comfort of the occupants through electronic type power steering, multi-information display with eco assist lamp and a decent infotainment system comprising CD player, MP3, USB port, SD card, Bluetooth and 5.6-inch LCD monitor with a touchscreen. Some of these infotainment features are available only in the top notch trim. On the other hand, Suzuki Swift Dzire comes packed with tachometer and a multi-information display on the dash and GPS ready touchscreen unit with 2-4 speakers for entertainment.
This is something the auto enthusiasts must be searching for. So, here we go with the power numbers. The 1.2-litre engine of Mitsubishi Mirage G4 knocks out 78 PS of peak power at 6000 rpm along with 100 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is either mated with 5-speed manual or CVT gearbox across the trims. The Suzuki drive is also blessed with a 1.2-litre power unit which is capable of churning out a maximum power worth 88 PS at 6200 rpm and a peak torque showing 114 Nm at 4000 rpm. This engine is mingled with 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions across the variants.
Here comes the section, which anyone would like to check intensively to ensure the safety onboard. Mitsubishi has blessed its Mirage G4 sedan with an array of features in this segment. The occupants get to have peace of mind with dual front SRS airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Override system, and Reverse camera but some of these features are not available in the base trim. In comparison to Mirage G4, Dzire comes appointed with dual airbags at the front, ABS, vehicle immobilizer, defogger, side impact beams to absorb impact energy and driver's seat belt reminder lamp as standard features.
So, this is one of the most crucial deciding factors while buying a car. The Mitsubishi sedan comes with a starting price of PhP 573,000 while the Suzuki has kept it as PhP 568,000 for the base trim. Since there is hardly any price difference, we would suggest you to go for the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 for its stylish appearance, driver-centric cabin, and better efficiency. If you are much bothered about the safety, and better comfort, Dzire might be your choice here.
In case you are already a proud owner of any of these two sedans, drop your feedbacks to help other buyers.