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2012 Ford Focus Electric

2012 Mitsubishi i

  2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012 2012 Mitsubishi i
MSRP
$39,200
N/A
Invoice $36,127 N/A
MPG
City/Highway
N/A N/A
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is fun to drive, matches the Nissan Leaf for range and efficiency, and looks just like a "regular" car, which may appeal to some buyers. It's available only in very limited markets, however, and its $40,000 price will likely turn off some potential customers. Read Full Review Want a practical electric car for commuting, or as a second car? The 2012 Mitsubishi i is the simply the most affordable and efficient pick. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • All the driving fun of any Focus
  • Slightly higher range than Leaf
  • Conventional styling doesn't scream 'green'
  • Clever two-level load bay floor

Dislikes:

  • $40K price causes sticker shock
  • Very limited availability
  • No one will know you're driving electric
  • Limited load-bay capacity

Likes:

  • Easy to park
  • Perky city-driving feel
  • One of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the world
  • Adult-sized backseat
  • Flat-folding rear seatbacks

Dislikes:

  • Short on highway power
  • Not much usable highway range
  • Limited cargo space (seats up)
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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