2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV  -  $23,845


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,845
Base Invoice: $23,350
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB ES
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 4dr HB ES
Transmission: Transmission: Single Speed Fixed Reduction Gear
Engine: Engine Immobilizer

Pros

All-electric powertrain; enough range for most commuters; seating for four; available quick-charging system; incredible maneuverability; simple and intuitive to drive; affordable


Model Highlights

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an all-electric micro-car, based on a Japanese-market gasoline-powered version. The rear-drive i-MiEV is powered by a 49-kW (66-horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor, which draws from an 88-cell, 330V lithium-ion battery pack. The unit produces 145 foot-pounds of instant torque and is mated to a single-speed reduction-gear transmission. It is capable of going 62 miles or more on a charge, with a top speed of 80 mph.

The 5-passenger i-MiEV can be recharged in one of three ways: A standard household (110V) socket takes about 22 hours for a full charge; a 220V Level-2 charging system replenishes the car in 7 hours; or a Level-3 quick-charging "CHAdeMO" DC station provides an 80% full charge in just 30 minutes.

The batteries are housed in a waterproof stainless-steel safety cell below the passenger-compartment floor, and if they become too warm, cooled air from the ventilation system is circulated to the pack. During normal driving, regenerative braking helps recover some energy during coasting or braking. The i-MiEV comes three drive settings: "D" position generates 100% torque and allows for maximum performance; "ECO" position maximizes energy usage by reducing power output and battery consumption; while "B" position increases regenerative brake bias to augment energy recycling, while still offering 100% torque.

While the little Mitsubishi is designed to be an urban vehicle, it's not completely out of place on the highway. The car has what are pretty typical small-car components for steering and suspension -- a front strut setup and deDion 3-link configuration in the rear. Staggered tires -- wider in back than in front -- help keep this rear-wheel-drive vehicle stable and secure.

The i-MiEV is just 145 inches long, yet it can accommodate four adults if needed, thanks to the relatively high roofline and short overhangs that help maximize passenger space within the small overall footprint. And thanks to a wheelbase of 100.4 inches -- relatively long for such a short vehicle -- the Mitsubishi i-MiEV rides smoothly, without bobbing fore and aft as some microcars tend to do. Also, the interior is surprisingly quiet most of the time, with the near-silent electric powertrain never obtrusive.

For 2016, the i-MiEV is offered in ES trim only. The car offers alloy wheels, fog lights, heated front seats and side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a quick-charge DC port, air conditioning, a 4-speaker, 100-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 playback, a remote system to pre-activate the air-conditioning, heater and timed battery charging, 50/50 split-fold rear seats, and more. Optional extras include an LED Interior Illumination Package, Rear Park Assist Package, a Cargo Package and body side moldings.

On the safety front, the i-MiEV includes front seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain bags. Anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are also included.


Model News

The i-MiEV is mostly unchanged for 2016. The car gets a slight drop in price as well as an optional navigation system. That navigation system comes packaged with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear view camera.


Value Writeup

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the lowest-priced, fully electric passenger car available to Americans, priced at just $22,995. After a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price will be a quite-affordable $15,495. This is thousands less than the Chevrolet Spark and Nissan LEAF. At an EPA-rated 112 miles per gallon equivalent, it's one of the most energy-efficient cars on the market.

Although the i-MiEV is quite a bit smaller than the Nissan LEAF, it offers nearly as much passenger space, and for those who plan to stay in the city, it offers even better maneuverability and parking ease than the trend-setting Nissan.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Engine Type
Electric

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 @ 3000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.07

Battery Range
62 mi

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
84.7 ft³

Front Head Room
35.6 in

Front Leg Room
33.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Front Hip Room
49.4 in

Second Head Room
34.3 in

Second Leg Room
30 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Second Hip Room
47.8 in

Wheelbase
100.4 in

Length, Overall
144.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
62.4 in

Height, Overall
63.6 in

Track Width, Front
55.9 in

Track Width, Rear
54.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
13.2 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
50.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2579 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P145/65HR15

Rear Tire Size
P175/60HR15

Front Wheel Size
15 X 5.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
30.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
8 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8 in

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Incentive Note
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Cash Finance Rule
Or

Financing Incentive Min
0.0

Expiration Date
01/31/2017

Resource Name
mitsubishicars.com

Resource Date
01/06/2017

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Motor: Electric AC Synchronous

Transmission: Single Speed Fixed Reduction Gear

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Rear-Wheel Drive

7.07 Axle Ratio

80-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

3329# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/22 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V and 6 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Wheels: 15" Alloy

Tires: 15"

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Front Fog Lamps

LED Brakelights

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio w/6 Speakers -inc: 100-watt

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Aux Audio Input Jack

Automatic Equalizer

Digital Signal Processor

Integrated Roof Antenna

Heated Front Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable drivers seat and 4-way manual adjustable front-passengers seat

50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Traction Battery Temperature and Trip Odometer

Power Rear Windows

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Charge Port Door

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Fabric Seat Trim

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors

Partial Floor Console, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Digital Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

1 12V DC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
BASE
$0

 
NAVIGATION PACKAGE
$2,000

 
COOL SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE PEARL
$0

 
LABRADOR BLACK PEARL
$0

 
AQUA MARINE BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESTINATION SURCHARGE (ALASKA & HAWAII)
$125

 
CARGO PACKAGE
$95

 
LED ILLUMINATION PACKAGE
$315

 
ACCESSORY WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
ACCESSORY BODY SIDE MOLDINGS (BLACK)
$140

 
ACCESSORY SIDE WIND DEFLECTORS
$95

 
ACCESSORY FOLDABLE CARGO TRAY
$110

 
ACCESSORY USB ADAPTOR
$135

 
ACCESSORY REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS
$255


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