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New Subcompact Car Review: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV on Everyman Driver

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2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev on Everyman Driver with Dave EricksonThe big news for the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric-powered production vehicle is its new low price: the starting MSRP for the Japanese auto manufacturer’s highly advanced production EV now starts at only $22,995 – a $6,130 price reduction from the previous vehicle model year. After factoring in the Federal tax credit of $7,500, the net starting MSRP for the 2014 model year Mitsubishi i-MiEV drops all the way down to only $15,495.

What’s more, the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV now includes an expanded standard equipment package of welcome features/equipment at no additional cost to the consumer. These items include:

Accessories/features

  • CHAdeMO DC quick charge port (approximate charge time from near empty to 80% full – less than 30 minutes)
  • Driver and front passenger heated seats
  • Battery warming system
  • Heated side view mirrors
  • 8 amp/12 amp switchable Level 1 charging cable (approximate charge time from near empty to fully charged – 22 hours for 8 amp/14 hours for 12 amp)
  • Charge port lamp
  • Rear door speakers

Interior enhancements

  • Leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob
  • Passenger-side vanity mirror with lid
  • Numerous decorative color/trim upgrades

Exterior enhancements

  • Aluminum wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Daytime running lights (DRLs)
  • Black-out door sash trim

2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev EWD CargoOther standard features included on every 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV are energy-saving Electric Power Steering (EPS) and regenerative braking system; i-MiEV remote system for programming pre-activated air conditioning, heating, and timer charging of the main drive lithium-ion battery pack; halogen projection headlights with auto on/off headlight control; rear LED combination taillights; highly efficient electric air conditioning with pollen filter and electric cabin heater; and a smooth-sounding 100-watt 6 speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible audio system.

2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev CargoThe 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV may be compact in its overall dimensions, but this EV’s clever packaging and design makes for very roomy and comfortable accommodations for four adult-size passengers. With its relatively tall roofline, rear-mounted electric motor and lithium-ion-ion main battery pack placed safely and securely in a watertight and dustproof stainless steel safety cell underneath the floor of the passenger compartment, even the rear passengers will experience an exceptionally satisfying degree of leg room. There’s even a small cargo area at the back of the vehicle that is more than capable of carrying numerous bags of groceries or other items. And with the 50/50 rear seats folded flat, the cargo capacity expands greatly.

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is available in four dynamic exterior colors: Labrador Black, Diamond White, Cool Silver and a new stunning Aqua Marine Blue.

Video Below: Detailed Drive and Review of the 2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev on Everyman Driver with Melissa and Dave Erickson

So, the i-Miev is economical but how fast can it go 0-60 mph? We’ve seen some estimates in the 14.5 to 15 seconds range  So we decided to test it for ourselves.  We drove 5 times 0-60 mph to get an average.  Check it out below.

Video Below: 0-60 mph Test, 2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev on Everyman Driver

Bonus Video: Superman Demo: 2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev on Everyman Driver

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