Compare 2013 Nissan Leaf vs 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
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4-Door HB ES
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
EPA Air Pollution Score
- NA
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.0 13.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30.0 50.5
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.06
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 30.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.49
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P145/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P175/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 2579
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front 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
Displacement
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ - TBD - 66 combined
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 @ - TBD - 145 Combined
Engine Order Code
EM61 Y4F1
Mileage
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
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
115 112
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 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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