2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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$6,218–$9,822 Inventory Prices
(4.5) 2 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2014 Mitsubishi i‑MiEV base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

 

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

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.0)
Comfort
(3.5)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great little car for the $$ - widely misunderstood

by NJ suburbanite from Short Hills, NJ on February 25, 2015

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 ... Read full review

(4.0)

Hidden Gem of an electric car

by Watts my name from Houston, Texas on July 12, 2014

"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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The i-MiEV received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker