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2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Mitsubishi i

  2012 Nissan Leaf, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show 2012 Mitsubishi i
MSRP
$35,200
N/A
Invoice $33,707 N/A
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Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • First "real" battery electric car built in volume
  • Distinctive and futuristic design
  • Quiet, smooth electric drive
  • Room for five, unlike four-seat Volt
  • Multiple financial incentives to own

Dislikes:

  • Range of only 70 to 100 miles
  • Steering and handling are uninspiring
  • Rear seats require knees-up position
  • Charger lump interrupts cargo floor

Likes:

  • Easy to park
  • Perky city-driving feel
  • One of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the world
  • Adult-sized backseat
  • Flat-folding rear seatbacks

Dislikes:

  • Short on highway power
  • Not much usable highway range
  • Limited cargo space (seats up)
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