Compare 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2014 Nissan Leaf vs 2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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2014 Nissan Leaf
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2014 Tesla Model S
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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 $22,500 $22,995
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF 4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,154 $28,980
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,803 $35,020
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,979 $32,000
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan P85 N/A N/A N/A $93,400
Model S 4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A $119,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,500
$27,154
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$28,980
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$483 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.5 55
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 42.1 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 92.4 94
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.7 55
Second Leg Room (in)
30 33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 41.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 50 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.3 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 61 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 60.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 69.7 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 60.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 175 195.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.4 30 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 24 26.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 11.1 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 11.5 14.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.2 37
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60HR15 P205/55HR16 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P145/65HR15 P205/55HR16 P245/45WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 3256 4647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 X 6 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 187 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 @ 3000 107 302 @ 5000
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 101 97
Battery Range (mi)
62 75 208
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 126 94
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 114 95
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.07 7.94 9.73
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 8.28
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Double Wishbone
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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