Compare 2012 Nissan Leaf vs 2012 Mitsubishi i

2012 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB SV
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
2012 Mitsubishi i
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,707
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
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 Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front 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
Displacement
NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric
Fuel System
NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
EM61
Mileage
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
92
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
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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