2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Overview
The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV makes going green easy. Considered the most affordable electric car in the industry, the 2016 i-MiEV combines zero emissions with innovative technology, all tied up in a small, attractive package. If there is one car that would convince you to be eco-friendly, it’s the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
What’s New for the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is back for the 2016 model year with an optional Navigation package, which offers Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.
The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is offered in one trim level: ES.
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2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Exterior
The future has finally come with the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. This four-door hatchback is designed with a snub nose, sweeping windows, and a slanting roofline, giving the electric car a funky, futuristic vibe. Its unique styling is completed by small, 15-inch alloy wheels, easily making this vehicle appealing to those consumers that want to stand out on the road.
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Exterior available on the ES:
- Halogen headlights and fog lights, Side fender running lights, Front and rear intermittent wipers, Rear LED combination tail lights, Roof-mounted radio antenna, Heated outer mirrors
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Performance
A 49-kilowatt electric motor works together with a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, powering the i-MiEV with ease. The electric motor generates 66 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels. There are three driving modes for the i-MiEV—D for full power, Eco for limited power and maximum fuel efficiency, and B to increase regenerative braking.
The i-MiEV’s onboard charger takes 14-22 hours to reach a full charge when plugged into a 120-volt household outlet. With a SAE Level 2 charging station, the EPA estimates a charging time of seven hours.
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Efficiency
Currently, this electric car boasts a driving range of an EPA-estimated 62 miles per charge. The EPA has also assigned the i-MiEV an energy consumption estimate of 30 kWh per 100 miles, which is similar to its competitors.
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Interior
The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV’s interior offers a taste of refinement in the electric car segment. With clean lines and plenty of technology, this electric car will make you feel comfortable as you commute to work. Because of the electric car’s height, there is plenty of headroom, even for tall adults. The backseat can also fold down to allow for a surprising 50.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, making the i-MiEV a practical choice.
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Interior available on the ES:
- Six-way adjustable driver’s seat, Heated front seats, 50/50 split fold-down and recline rear seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Silver interior accents
- AM/FM with six speakers, Remote keyless entry, Battery heater for cold weather charging, Forced air ventilation cooling system
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV four out of a possible five stars for overall protection. This boasts a variety of standard safety features, including an Approaching Vehicle Audible System, which alerts pedestrians that the i-M-iEV is nearby by emitting a sound at low speeds.
Standard Safety Features
- Advanced air bag system
- Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- High voltage cut-off system
- Acoustic vehicle alert system
- Vehicle immobilizer with security system
- Low battery warning indicator