Compare 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2013 Nissan Leaf

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2013 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i-MiEV 4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
i-MiEV 4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF 4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,499
$26,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,125
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$480 / 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Air Pollution Score
NA -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 92.4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.5 30.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 24.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.14 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.5 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.06 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.49 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P145/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 3256
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA NA
Engine
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 Combined 187 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
Y4F1 EM61
Displacement
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 combined 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 115
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 102
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
62 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 129
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
- TBD - RE1F61A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.065 7.9377
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan LEAF
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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