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2012 Mitsubishi i Hatchback

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2012 Mitsubishi i Hatchback

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Mitsubishi i Hatchback

The 2012 Mitsubishi i is not only one of the first regular-production electric cars for sale in the U.S. market; for 2012, it's the lowest-priced, fully electric passenger car available to Americans--costing as little as $21,625 after the $7,500 federal tax credit, which is thousands less than the Nissan LEAF. And, at an EPA-rated 112 miles per gallon equivalent, it's not only the most energy-efficient of the few electric cars already on sale but also the most energy-efficient U.S. car regardless of fuel.

What's new for 2012?

The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, or simply 2012 Mitsubishi i as it's called in North America, is an all-electric minicar and a completely new model for the U.S. The i, which is based on an international-market, gasoline-powered minicar of the same name, is capable of going 62 miles or more on a charge and able to go more than 80 mph. The 5-passenger Mitsubishi i can carry four adults, and it will charge on a standard household (110V) socket, with a 220V installed charger, or (if equipped) with a DC fast-charger.

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

The 2012 Mitsubishi i will be offered in two different models: the base ES and a premium SE model. Mechanically, the two trims are the same; the i packs a 49-kW (68-horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor and single-speed reduction-gear transmission near the back of this rear-wheel-drive minicar.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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4dr HB ES

Engine

Engine Type Electric
Horsepower 66 @ 6 combined RPM
Torque (lb-ft) @ 45 Combined RPM

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD

Wheels

Rims 15 x - TBD - in.
Tires P175/60R15

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 4 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom Great for shorter drivers 35.6 in. / 33.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 34.3 in. / 30.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 100.4 in.
Curb Weight 2579 lb.
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4dr HB ES

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard

Convenience

Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Parking assist Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
MP3 Player Optional