• (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,795–$10,335
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 112
  • Engine: 66-hp, (electric)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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

4.5

Average based on 2 reviews

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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 che... Read Full Review

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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