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Selected Style 2012 Mitsubishi i 4-Door HB SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $33,707 $35,200
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $35,668 $37,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$587 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2012 Nissan Leaf is, quite simply, the first battery electric vehicle built in volume by any major carmaker; if you can get comfortable with its range of 70 to 100 miles, it's the greenest car you can buy.
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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 Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.2
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1
Steering Type Electric Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA
Engine
Fuel System NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code EM61
Displacement NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 99
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 92
Battery Range (mi) 73
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 106
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Order Code RE1F61A
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA
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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