Compare 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2014 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,154 $28,980
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,979 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,803 $35,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,500
$27,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$28,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the least expensive electric car on the market, and it can carry four adults despite its tiny size and nimbleness around-town, though it's less good at highway speeds. The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
30 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 175
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 61
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.4 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 24
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 11.5
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P145/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 3256
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 X 6
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 @ 3000 107
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 187
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 101
Battery Range (mi)
155 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 114
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.07 7.94
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
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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