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Selected Style 2012 Mitsubishi i 4-Door HB SV
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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
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$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 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
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.1
Front Head Room (in) - 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 14.5
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.1 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3385
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code - EM61
Displacement - NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type - Electric
Fuel System - NA
Mileage
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
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 99
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - NA
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 7.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name - Nissan LEAF
Body Style - 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 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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