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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
2012 Mitsubishi i
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,707
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$0 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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
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 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 -
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 -
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
Spare Tire Size NA -
Front Tire Order Code NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA -
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385 -
Wheels
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 - -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 @ - TBD - -
Engine Type Electric -
Fuel System NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ - TBD - -
Engine Order Code EM61 -
Displacement NA -
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
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 -
Trans Type 1 -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback -
Vehicle Name Nissan LEAF -
Suspension
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 - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam -
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
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
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