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35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 35 - Mitsubishi i

Updated on September 30, 2008

 

If you can live with the Flash Gordon styling the Mitsu i on paper looks like it is a phenomenal car that should burst this class wide open. Unfortunately the great specs don't translate into the actual car, as the tiny 660cc powerplant struggles far too mightily to keep the heavy vehicle rolling down the highway. The fuel economy should be much higher than it is, but it's just a case of too much car and not enough motor. The top speed of 84 MPH seems only to be achievable down a mine shaft with a tail wind. But the truly staggering aspect of the little i is the completely ridiculous price • Almost 50% higher than a C1 or Panda! What was Mitsubishi thinking?

 

The Mitsubishi i Hatchback 660cc 5 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $14,051.50, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 659 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 84 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 14.9 seconds. The performance factor of 7.8 is well below average for its class. The Mitsubishi i Hatchback 660cc 5 Door returns 56 MPG in highway driving, 52.3 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 54.6. With a fuel tank capacity of 7.7 gallons, the car can travel 431 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 520 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Mitsubishi i Hatchback 660cc 5 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 57, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Mitsubishi i Hatchback 660cc 5 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $16,807.25

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $19,687.70

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $14,051.50

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 5

Seats • Number of • 4

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 659 / 3

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 57 / 6000

Torque (lb / ft) • 62

Engine Layout • R

Wheel Drive • Rear

Overall Length (mm) • 3395

Overall Width (mm) • 1475

Overall Height (mm) • 1600

Front Seat Head Room (mm) • 925

Rear Seat Head Room (mm) • 870

Turning Radius (m) • 9

Curb Weight (kg) • 900

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 14.9

Top speed (MPH) • 84

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • Standard Equipment

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Automatic Transmission • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Climatic Control • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Air Conditioning • Standard Equipment

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Remote Folding Mirrors • Standard Equipment

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 52.3

Highway MPG • 56

Combined MPG • 54.6

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 7.7

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 114

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $17.00

Eco Rating • B

Insurability Grouping • 4

Estimated Average Insurance • $323.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 40.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $259.00

Maintenance Factor • 32

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $802.00

Maintenance Intervals • 6,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / Unlimited Mileage

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