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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is America’s most affordable, zero-emissions, electric-powered vehicle and continues to offer distinctive styling, impressive EPA-rated “fuel” economy and a space-efficient interior.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

Standard features on every i-MiEV include alloy wheels, CHAdeMO quick charge port, heated side view mirrors and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

Key Specifications and Stats

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

Electric motor output/torque:66 bhp (49kW)/145-lb.-ft.
Transmission:Single-speed automatic
Main drive lithium-ion battery capacity:16 kWh
Fuel economy:121 city/102 highway/112 combined MPGe
EPA-rated drive range:59 miles
Wheelbase:100.4 in.
Length144.7 in.
Height63.6 in.
Width62.4 in.
Seating:4

Exterior Features

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear LED combination tail lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Black-out door sash trim
  • Heated side view mirrors
  • Colors: Labrador Black, Cool Silver and Diamond White

Interior Features

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Passenger-side vanity mirror with lid
  • 6 speaker 100-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA
  • Driver and front passenger heated seats
  • Electric compressor cabin heating
  • Electric manual air conditioning with micron filter
  • Power windows, side view mirrors and door locks
  • 50/50-split fold-down and recline rear seats
  • Remote keyless entry

Technology Features

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

  • 8A/12A switchable Level 1 charging cable
  • CHAdeMO DC quick charge port
  • Battery warming system
  • MiEV remote system (pre-activated air conditioning, heater and timer battery charging)
  • Approaching Vehicle Audio System (AVAS) for alerting pedestrians
  • Charging Times:
    – 22 hours for 8amp
    – 14 hours for 12 amp
    – 7 hours with 240V/15A Level 2 charging system
    – Less than 30 minutes to 80% full with CHAdeMO Level 3 DC Quick Charger
  • Driving Modes:
    – “D” – allows maximum performance as it generates 100% torque in direct response to accelerator input
    – “ECO” – helps maximize energy usage (“fuel economy”) by slightly reducing overall power output to reduce the rate of battery consumption
    – “B” – increases regenerative brake biasing to augment energy recycling (with 100% of power production available)

Safety Features

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

  • Advanced air bag system with dual-stage supplemental air bags
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant protection
  • Antilock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and brake override system
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
  • High voltage cut-off system
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system

i-MiEV Options/Accessories

  • LED Interior Illumination package
  • Rear Park Assist Sensor
  • Cargo Package
  • USB adaptor for iPod
  • Body side moldings
  • Side wind deflectors
  • Wheel locks
  • Cargo tray

Warranty

  • 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
  • 8 year/100,000 mile main drive lithium-ion battery limited warranty
  • 3 year/36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty

Technical and Mechanical Features

Feature DescriptionES
Engine
TypeAC synchronous permanent magnetic motor
Engine CodeY4F1
Cooling SystemWater-cooled
Horsepower BHP @ RPM (kW)66 hp (49Kw) @ 3000~6000
Torque lb-ft. @ RPM (Nm)145 lb-ft (196 Nm) @ 0~300
Max RPM9900
EmissionsZero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)
Engine Oil Type-
Recommended Fuel TypeAC electricity
Radiator Core size370mm x99mm x16mm
Auxiliary Battery
Battery type34B19L(S)
DC Converter Output80A
Main Drive Battery
Main Drive Battery chemistryLithium-ion
Energy (kWh)16
Voltage (V)330
Cooling systemForced air ventilation
Charging time: 120V / 12A-8A (switchable charger)14 hours (12A) - 22 hours (8A)
Charging time: 240V / 15A (requires EVSE)6 hours
DC quick-charge port (CHAdeMO protocol)Standard
Battery heater for cold weather chargingStandard
Transmission
Single speed, Fixed reduction gearSTD
Final Gear Ratio7.065:1
Suspension
FrontMacPherson strut with 21mm stabilizer bar
Rear3-link de Dion type
Steering
TypeRack-and pinion EPS
Overall Ratio16.06
Turns, lock to lock3.49
Turning circle (curb to curb)30.8 ft.
Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels
FrontVentilated disc, 10.1 in
RearDrum, 8.0 in
ABS4 sensor, 4 channel with EBD
Swept Area - front (sq in)159
Swept Area - rear (sq in)59
Total Swept Area (sq in)218
Wheels15 in. Aluminum-Alloy
Tires (Front)145/65 R15
Tires (Rear)175/60 R15
Tire BrandDunlop Enasave 01A/S (all-season)
Spare TireNone (Tire Repair Kit)
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase100.4 in
Overall length144.7 in
Overall width62.4 in
Overall height63.6 in
Track, front55.9 in
Track, rear54.3 in
Ground clearance6.1 in
Interior Dimensions
Head Room
Front35.6 in
Rear34.3 in
Leg room
Front33.8 in
Rear30.0 in
Shoulder room
Front54.8 in
Rear54.8 in
Hip room
Front49.4 in
Rear47.8 in
SAE volume
Passenger volume (cu ft)84.7 cu. ft
Cargo volume (cu ft)13.2 cu. ft
Cargo volume (cu ft) with rear seats down50.4 cu. ft.
Interior volume (cu ft)97.9 cu. ft.
Capacities
Passenger Seating4
Weights
Curb Weight2,579 lbs
GVWR3,329 lbs
Weight distribution45 / 55 %
Fuel Economy
City (MPGe)126
Highway (MPGe)99
Combined (MPGe)112
Range Combined (EPA 5-cycle - official)62 Miles
Range City (EPA LA4 cycle)98 Miles
Warranties
Basic3-year / 36,000 miles
Limited Powertrain5-year / 60,000 miles
Battery8-year / 100,000 miles
Anti-corrosion7-year / 100,000 miles

Standard Features and Options

Feature DescriptionES
Mechanical Features
Engine
100% Electric, No Gas required, Zero Tailpipe Emission VehicleSTD
Transmission/Drive System
Single speed, fixed reduction gear transmissionSTD
Rear-Wheel DriveSTD
Steering
Electric Power SteeringSTD
Electrical
120V portable 8 /12 amp switchable charging cableSTD
On-board battery charging system with Level 1 120V and Level 2 240V charge portSTD
Level 3 DC quick charge portSTD
iMiEV remote system (pre-activated air conditioning & timer charging)STD
iMIEV Shift Selector (Drive, Eco, Brake) ModesSTD
Regenerative braking systemSTD
Battery warming systemSTD
Charge Port LampSTD
Center Instrument DisplaySTD
Exterior Features
Auto on/off headlight controlSTD
Halogen projection headlightsSTD
Halogen fog lights with DRL functionSTD
Body-color outer door handlesSTD
Body-color power sideview mirrorsSTD
Side fender running lightsSTD
Front and rear intermittent wipersSTD
Electric rear window defroster with timerSTD
Rear LED combination tail lightsSTD
Roof-mounted radio antennaSTD
Heated outer mirrorsSTD
Black door sashesSTD
15" Aluminum alloy wheelsSTD
Interior Features
4-passenger seating capacitySTD
6-way manual adjustable driver's seatSTD
4-way manual adjustable front-passenger's seatSTD
Heated front seatsSTD
50/50 split fold-down and recline rear seatsSTD
Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knobSTD
Matte black audio and shift panelsSTD
Silver interior accentsSTD
Front and rear seat adjustable headrestsSTD
Carpeted floor matsSTD
Convenience Features
Electric Air Conditioning with pollen filterSTD
Electric cabin heaterSTD
100-watt, AM/FM/CD /MP3-compatible audio system with 6 speakersSTD
Driver and front passenger visor vanity mirrorsSTD
Power windows with driver one-touch auto-down featureSTD
Height-adjustable front shoulder-belt anchorsSTD
Remote keyless entry with panic featureSTD
12-volt power outletSTD
Front map lightsSTD
Rear dome lightSTD
Retractable assist grips (x4)STD
Front Cup HoldersSTD
Front-door storage pocketsSTD
Safety & Security
Advanced dual-stage front air bagsSTD
Front seat-mounted side airbagsSTD
Side curtain airbagsSTD
Active Stability Control with Traction Control LogicSTD
3-point seat belts for all seating positionsSTD
Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limitersSTD
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for children)STD
RISE Chassis construction with front and rear crumple zonesSTD
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemSTD
High voltage cut-off systemSTD
Acoustic Vehicle Alert SystemSTD
Vehicle Immobilizer SystemSTD
Vehicle Security SystemSTD
Low battery warning indicatorSTD
Option Packages
NAVIGATION PACKAGE
MMCS Navigation system with 7" high definition touch panel, voice command, 3D mapping, point-of-interest information, real-time traffic, and Mapcare® includes 2 annual map updates (replaces std. audio system head unit)OPT
FUSE Hands-free Link System® with Bluetooth® technology, USB port, and steering wheel controls (audio and Bluetooth®)
Rearview camera system
LED Illumination PackageACC
Floor Illumination (Blue)
Map Light
Room Light
Cargo PackageACC
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat, Reversible
Accessory Options (PIO)
Rear park assist sensorsACC
Side window wind deflectorsACC
USB Adaptor Kit for i-PodACC
Wheels locksACC
Foldable cargo trayACC
Body side moldingACC

Pricing

Description(Eng./Tran)Suggested
Retail
Price***
Battery
i-MiEV ES49kW AC Synchronous Motor / AT$22,995.00330V, 16 kWh Lithium-Ion Battery
Factory Option

Option Availability
ES
Navigation Package
MMCS Navigation System with 2 Annual Mapcare® Updates, FUSE Handsfree Link System® with USB Port, Steering Wheel Audio and Handsfree Switches, Rearview Camera System
$2,000.00OPT
3.6 Out of 5
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