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    18 G4 CVT Test Drive

    G4 ES CVT added options: 15Ē alloy wheels, Apple and Android Car play, Arm Rest, and Floor Mats. We are comparing the test with our '17 ES Hatch CVT.

    Test drive consisted of suburban stop and go 40-45 mph with moderate traffic and interstate driving 65 mph.
    Differences all 2018 models come with flat screen radios (with standard back-up camera) including steering wheel buttons and the front fascia is designed differently on the G4, the USB has been relocated from the glove box to sunglass holder area in front of the two driver cupholders. The radio also includes HD and has a clock on the screen Iím sure you can change options, but we didnít get into making changes.

    G4 models in Ď18 now come with pass through from trunk to rear seat ideally the pass through could be used for small or longer items. We were surprised with passenger space in the back seat and the trunk is decently sized and should exceed the needs of someone interested in this size vehicle. During the test drive I spent 50% of the time in the back seat to really feel the difference it should be comfortable for most people of all ages and sizes.

    During the suburban drive the G4 was more planted to the road we did notice the G4ís engine working harder from start points but the engine was smooth and CVT felt exactly like the 17. On a road that was rough I was surprised with the amount of road noise I say this because we have driven the 17 on the same road and didnít seem as loud. Once the G4 was on better paved roads the noise was equal or slightly quieter than our hatch. Corners and ramps were better due to the 15 in. tires and weight.

    It was hot the car new car smell was strong so we had the A/C on full upon entering the interstate on ramp we used you really need to be up to speed to merge safely basically you are going from zero to 65 this is where the you could tell the G4 was slower then the Hatch Iím guessing two to three seconds slower once up to speed the cars felt very similar when it came to the engine and transmission. Again, the ride was more planted.

    Overall our take was positive, I estimate our test drive was about 11 miles and we averaged 50.1 mph (Resetting A at the beginning of test).



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    I didn't know there was a 15" wheel on the G4 SE. It uses the same 175-55-15 tire that the GT has...

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    I would love to know if there is a large difference in torque compared to the stick-shift in 1st gear to 2nd gear (CVT from a dead stop to acceleration getting onto the freeway on ramp coming from a dead stop).

    Or pulling in from a parking lot at a stop sign....pulling into fast traffic that is driving 40mph. I fear sometimes that the Mirage may not have enough torque in situations like that.

    I find that I take fewer risks with this car in situations like that then I would if I was driving a V-6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc321 View Post
    I would love to know if there is a large difference in torque compared to the stick-shift in 1st gear to 2nd gear (CVT from a dead stop to acceleration getting onto the freeway on ramp coming from a dead stop).

    Or pulling in from a parking lot at a stop sign....pulling into fast traffic that is driving 40mph. I fear sometimes that the Mirage may not have enough torque in situations like that.

    I find that I take fewer risks with this car in situations like that then I would if I was driving a V-6
    I haven't driven a 5 speed mirage but I'm positive you would have the ability(granted you aren't afraid to rev it up before dumping the clutch) to pull into traffic quicker if needed in a stick over a cvt. The slow off the line response stops me from wanting to pull into most traffic.

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    If your worried and you own a 5 speed then don't even consider a cvt. You'd be even slower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc321 View Post
    I would love to know if there is a large difference in torque compared to the stick-shift in 1st gear to 2nd gear (CVT from a dead stop to acceleration getting onto the freeway on ramp coming from a dead stop).

    Or pulling in from a parking lot at a stop sign....pulling into fast traffic that is driving 40mph. I fear sometimes that the Mirage may not have enough torque in situations like that.

    I find that I take fewer risks with this car in situations like that then I would if I was driving a V-6
    I have a 5 speed G4, and I haven't run into a situation where I thought the car was too slow off the line. I've never driven one with a CVT.



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