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Selected Style 4-Door HB ES
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
4-Door HB S
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 92.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.9 60.6
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
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 11.5
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 34.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2579 3256
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6.5 16 X 6
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 187
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 66 @ 3000 107
Engine Type Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 112 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 101
Battery Range (mi) 155 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 126 126
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.06 7.94
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan LEAF
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
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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