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Selected Style 4-Door HB ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
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$383 / month
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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. Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 55
Second Leg Room (in) 30 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 35.6 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 94
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55
Front Leg Room (in) 33.8 42.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.3 66.9
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.4 77.3
Track Width, Front (in) 55.9 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 144.7 195.9
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 50.4 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 14.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 14
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 37
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P145/65HR15 P245/45YR19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60HR15 P245/45YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2579 4647
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Engine Type Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 317
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 66 @ 3000 302 @ 5000
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 97
Battery Range (mi) 155 208
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 126 94
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 112 95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.07 9.73
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 8.28
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi i-MiEV Tesla Model S
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 10.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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
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