Compare 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2012 Ford Focus
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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,499
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,125
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 26 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Air Pollution Score
NA -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.0 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 90.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 38.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 12.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.49 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.06 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P145/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 2857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 Combined 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
Y4F1 NA
Displacement
NA 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 combined 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Electric Gas I4
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 30
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 36
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 26
Battery Range (mi)
62 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.14
Trans Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.065 3.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Ford Focus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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