Find a Car
Go!

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Get FREE Price Quote
What’s this?
What’s this? X
Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

As the least expensive electric car sold in the U.S., the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV offers four seats, five doors, and an all-electric powertrain.

The Nissan Leaf is almsot $6,000 more, though it's a more capable commuting car at highway speeds and offers 75 miles of range against the i-MiEV's 62 miles.

There are also three small "compliance cars," limited-volume battery-electric cars sold only a few locations, that may be worth evaluating for buyers in California.

The Fiat 500e only has three doors, but its cheeky looks and fun-to-drive character--plus cheap monthly leases--recommend it.

The Honda Fit EV is a surprisingly good conversion of the well-respected subcompact hatchback, though it's only offered for lease, not purchase.

And finally, the Chevrolet Spark EV is closest in its small size to the i-MiEV, but far more powerful and with a more stylish interior and modern infotainment features.

Again, though, those last three cars are available only in California and a handful of other locations--so they're not viable choices for all buyers.

Finally, we doubt that anyone will seriously compare the i-MiEV to the very successful Tesla Model S battery-electric luxury sport sedan, which offers 208 or 265 miles of range at a price that can triple the i-MiEV's--or more.

They may share propulsion technology, but so do the gasoline Mitsubishi Mirage and Mercedes-Benz S 550 luxury sedan, and they don't get cross-shopped either.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEVGet FREE Price Quote2014 Nissan Leaf2014 Nissan LeafGet FREE Price Quote2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive2014 Smart fortwo electric driveGet FREE Price Quote2014 Tesla Model S2014 Tesla Model SGet FREE Price Quote
Quick Specs
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the least expensive electric car on the market, and it can carry four adults despite its tiny size and nimbleness around-town, though it's less good at highway speeds.
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles.
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
MSRP From   
$22,995$28,980$25,000$69,900
Gas Mileage   
Engine   
ElectricElectricElectricElectric
EPA Class   
Subcompact CarsMid-Size CarsTwo-SeatersLarge Cars
Style Name   
4-Door HB ES4-Door HB S2-Door Coupe Passion4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4525
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
HatchbackHatchbackCoupeSedan
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.