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Selected Style 4-Door HB S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
4-Door HB ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,986
$28,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,800
$29,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$485 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge.
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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 Subcompact car
EPA Air Pollution Score - NA
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 49.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 30.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 35.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.4 84.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 33.8
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 62.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 55.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 144.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 54.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 30.0 50.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 24.0 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.14 x 1.1 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.63 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.49
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.06
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 30.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P175/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P145/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 2579
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA NA
Engine
Engine Type Electric Electric
Fuel System NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 187 @ - TBD - 145 Combined
Engine Order Code EM61 Y4F1
Displacement NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 @ - TBD - 66 combined
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 115 112
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 102 99
Battery Range (mi) 75 62
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 129 126
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.9377 7.065
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code RE1F61A - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan LEAF Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA 10
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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