After taking a year off, the poorly received i-MiEV returns for the 2016 model year much the same as it left us in 2014. The only significant news is that it's now available with a 7-inch navigation system/touch-screen display.
About Mitsubishi i-MiEV
The 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a great example of the difference between price and value. With a base price of less than $24,000, the i-MiEV is the least expensive electric car available in the U.S. Its tiny dimensions means it is easy for it to slip into narrow parking spots, and of course you get priority parking at recharging stations. However, none of that makes it a good value. The cabin feels crude, the ride is jittery at best, and its 62-mile projected range isn't just small to start with, in our experience it's also wildly optimistic. The Nissan Leaf is far more comfortable and offers better range, and the Chevrolet Spark EV offers a considerably nicer interior and better range, for only about $1,000 more.