Compare 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2016 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 $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 $27,486 $29,010
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,500
$27,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$29,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is nimble around town, can carry four adults, and has the lowest price tag of any electric car sold in the U.S.--but both its range and performance are only marginal at highway speeds. The 2016 Nissan Leaf remains a somewhat appliance-like drive, but its new range rating of 107 miles raises it to the top of its class—and it's still smooth, quiet, and calming to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 92.4
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
30 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 175
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 61
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.4 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 24
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 11.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P145/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 3256
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 187
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 @ 3000 107
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 101
Battery Range (mi)
62 84
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 126
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.07 7.94
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
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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