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2012 Mitsubishi i
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2012 Mitsubishi i
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$57,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$957 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.4
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 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
NA
Number of Passenger Doors
4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0
Length, Overall (in)
196.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9
Wheelbase (in)
116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R19
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19
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)
4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Electric
Fuel System
NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA
Battery Range (mi)
160 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- TBD -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Trans Type
1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Trans Order Code
NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Trans Description Cont.
NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD -

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