Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
October 24, 2012
The battery-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV four-door hatchback seats up to four people. It features a 330-volt lithium-ion battery pack, which is good for an EPA-estimated 62 miles of pure electric driving. The car's primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.
New for 2013 The i-MiEV debuted for 2012 and there are no significant changes for 2013. ExteriorTo some, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV probably looks like a glorified golf cart. It's narrow and tall, and its wheels are so close to the bumpers that there's practically no overhang at all. Exterior features include:
15-inch steel or alloy wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires
Body-color door handles and side mirrors
Available fog lights
Interior The i-MiEV's interior is roomier than you'd expect, with surprising headroom thanks to the car's tall stature. Despite the alternative nature of the drivetrain, the cabin is conventional with a regular ignition key and shifter with PRND settings.
The cargo space is also generous, especially considering the backseat room, and there is a 50/50-split folding rear seat. Interior features include:
Heated driver's seat
CD stereo; premium audio available
Reclining rear seat
Available leather-wrapped steering wheel
Available brown and black instrument panel
Available navigation system with backup camera
Available USB connectivity
Under the Hood The i-MiEV's drivetrain consists of a 330-volt lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 16 kilowatt-hours of storage, a 66-horsepower electric motor and rear-wheel drive. As an electric car, there's no transmission in the traditional sense, which is to say no "speeds." In addition to a Drive mode, the Eco and B modes help the driver to accelerate more efficiently and also increase the degree of regenerative braking, which uses the car's inertia to recharge the battery pack. Mechanical features include:
EPA-estimated range of 62 miles
Seven-hour charge time using a 240-volt supply, nearly 23 hours using a 120-volt household outlet
Available DC quick-charge port
Remote fob allows for programmable charging times and can activate the climate-control system