2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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$22,995

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Surprising interior space
  • Easy to park
  • Flat cargo floor (seats folded)
  • Heated front seats standard
  • Standard quick-charge port
  • No tailpipe emissions

The bad:

  • No gasoline generator backup
  • Steering wheel doesn't adjust
  • Uninspired handling

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Base price lowered more than $6,000
  • Many new standard features
  • Four-door four-seater
  • Battery-electric drivetrain
  • 120- or 240-volt charging
  • Up to $7,500 tax credit

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The battery-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV four-door hatchback seats up to four people. It features a 330-volt lithium-ion battery pack, and its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.

New for 2014
Mitsubishi has lowered the starting price of the i-MiEV by more than $6,000. The electric car also gains a number of standard features like heated front seats, a quick-charge port, a battery warming system, heated side mirrors, a leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum wheels and fog lights.

Exterior Highlights

  • Aluminum wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • Body-color door handles and heated side mirrors
  • LED taillights
  • Charge port lamp
  • Fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Generous cargo space, roomy interior
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated front seats
  • CD stereo; premium audio available
  • 50/50-split folding rear seat with recline feature
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Under the Hood

  • Lithium-ion battery pack drives an electric motor
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Switchable Level 1 charging can recharge battery in 22 hours (8 amps) or 14 hours (12 amps)
  • DC quick-charge port

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.5
  • Interior design 3.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Great little car for the $$ - widely misunderstood

I've had it with 'experts' car reviews which compare all cars equally. This is especially misplaced when reviewing a 'limited purpose' vehicle such as the i-miev. The i-miev is a super cute, super cheap to buy AND run and very fun to drive vehicle. It is reasonably safe and comfortable, and extremely reliable with very little maintenance requirements. What it is not is something that can be used for a road trip or driven in snow, and it is certainly not a luxury car. Those of you old enough might compare it to the VW beetle. It's great as a 2nd car for suburbanites shuttling kids within a 10 mile radius to school and activities, or a station car, or for a college kid to have - with their parents knowing they cannot go on a road trip! For us in suburbia, we juice it up at home and use it for about 70% of our driving. It feels great to not burn gas, too - in addition to the enviro, benefits, consider that the U.S. does not import any fuel to make electricity, but imports more than half the fuel to make gasoline and diesel.

3.7

Hidden Gem of an electric car

"i didn't know Mitsubishi made an electric car" is the comment I hear most when showing this car to people. If you're looking for a fun driving, dependable in town vehicle, test drive this car. I have "owned" my car since February 2013. It's a 2012, ES model. Mitsubishi significantly reduced the price of the 2014 compared to the 2012. A 2013 model was not produced for the United States market. The battery pack, motor and controller are all the same from 2012 to 2014. The body is also exactly the same. The 2014 ES model includes many of the features that were additional price options on the 2012 ES or the higher priced SE model. For example, the DC/DC quick charger is now included with the base price. The 2014 comes with a dual amperage, EVSE. This is the electric cord used to charge the car. It plugs into a standard 120 volt outlet and can charge the car at either 8 or 12 amps. Many electric car owners also install a 240 volt (level2) EVSE at their house. Over the past 12000 miles the only service I have done with the car is putting air in the tires and water in the windshield washer dispenser. With the battery pack sitting under the passenger compartment, the low center of gravity makes driving this car feel like a sports car. The car seats four adults and has additional storage behind the rear seats. My car is on a two year lease that expires in February, 2015.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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