2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2017 Nissan Leaf
With their zero emissions, reduced maintenance needs and the benefit of never having fill up the tank at a gas station, electric-powered cars are very attractive for eco-minded car shoppers. One of the drawbacks is that most electric cars are on the pricy side. However, a notable exception is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV — the most affordably-priced 100 percent electric-powered production vehicle available in America today. See how the new i-MiEV measures up against the competition in this 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2017 Nissan Leaf comparison.
The biggest advantage of the 2017 i-MiEV is its affordable price tag, with a base MSRP that is $8,485 lower than the 2017 Leaf ($22,295 vs $30,680). The 2017 i-MiEV also offers much value with a wide array of desirable amenities. From the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob for extra grip to intuitively-placed dials and controls, each aspect of the i-MiEV cabin was designed to give the driver more control and less distraction. You can cut down on your commute time with the convenient 7" touchscreen navigation with real-time traffic, 3D mapping and Mapcare. And with the available FUSE hands-free link system, steering wheel audio and hands-free controls, the i-MiEV's Bluetooth technology removes all temptation to take your hands away from the wheel. The i-MiEV also comes standard with a remote climate control system and interior air filter, which aren't offered in the Leaf.
|2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV||VS||2017 Nissan Leaf|
|Standard||Remote Climate Control||No|
|Standard||Interior Air Filter||No|
2017 i-MiEV vs 2017 Leaf: Which electric car is better?
Both electric cars get phenomenal MPGe (miles per gallon electric) ratings, with 121 city/102 highway for the i-MiEV and 124 city/101 highway for the Leaf. Mitsubishi's innovative EV technology is an integrated management system constantly monitoring and optimizing the flow of energy throughout the car. It creates smooth acceleration, distributes incoming energy from the regenerative brakes, and continually regulates the output from the battery. In addition to saving money from not paying for gas, you'll also save from no oil changes, transmission overhauls or combustion-engine specific maintenance.
Another strength of the 2017 i-MiEV is for safety. It comes standard with an advanced six-airbag system, which includes two dual-stage supplemental front airbags, front side airbags, and front/rear roof-mounted curtain airbags that help protect your head in the event of a side-impact collision. Also, the i-MiEV's Active Stability Control employs sensors that monitor the grip of each tire. If the wheels begin to slip, the system communicates with the anti-lock brake system to apply the brakes to the wheels with the most traction. Additionally, the available rearview camera system provides a wide-angle view behind the vehicle, making it easier to navigate into tight parallel parking spots and safer when backing out of a driveway.
If you live in the Chicago-area and would like to learn more about the 2017 i-MiEV, then be sure to get in touch with us at Libertyville Mitsubishi!