2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Release Date and Specs

Although buyers might find the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV to be priced temptingly low, it comes short on utility, long recharging times, and barely adequate highway performance. Its date of release isn’t released yet but sources privy to the developments point to September 2017.

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There is so much to be loved inside the new 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV with its long list of standard features and soft-touch materials. And similar to its counterparts, it comes with a relatively quiet cabin but you might occasionally hear a distinct sound when the electric motor kicks in.

Once you are on the highway, though, there is a notable increase in tire and wind noise which might allow for easy conversation. But this is a vehicle that is primarily meant for short city commutes since you have a very high probability of getting charging stations unlike on the highways.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV side angle, white color, alloy wheels

While its sticker price is apparently affordable in its class, the i-MiEV isn’t as practical as its rivals. Long charging times compounded by a limited driving range are often concerns buyers have before EV ownership, and the new Mitsubishi i-MiEV happens to fall short on both areas.

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This tiny EV offers you just 62 miles of driving range, which is rather little relative to other EVs in the segment that offer well over 80 miles before finally running out of power. With the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, you’ll need to stay at least 22 hours as the outdated 3.3kW charges it. Rumors allege level two and three chargers will hasten the time taken to 7 hours.

You will find the skinny tires and its short wheelbase to quite practical when you want to fit it in very tight spaces. Otherwise, it isn’t that strong. With 14.7 seconds of 0-60n acceleration, this is the first automobile we’ve ever recorded so far and therefore you shouldn’t expect things to be peachy on the highway.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV front view, exterior, headlights and grille

Once you reach “top” highway speeds, you’ll realize the ride to be quite rough and busy and comfort is at a premium. And adding insult to injury are the uninspiring materials present inside its cabin.

With its low price, several thousand dollars below most of its rivals, in fact, the new 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV offers all the appealing features of an all-electric vehicle without costing you as much. But depending on your priorities, you may be better off paying more to get the ownership experience you are looking for.

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That said, you might want to check out some of its rivals in the market. Although marginally expensive than the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark EV offers twice as much 0-60 mph acceleration and additional 20 miles of range. But if you are looking for something more invigorating, you will be better off with either the 2017 Ford Focus Electric or the Nissan Leaf. They offer better electric range and charging times than any other EV.

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Last, but certainly not least, is the 2017 Fiat 500e trim that offers a fun-to-drive nature and better interior appointments. Even though the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV offers pure cost savings, a majority of EV buyers will be looking for a vehicle that offers a practical day-to-day driving and plenty of standard equipment and features. Unfortunately, the i-MiEV falls short on almost every item mentioned.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Trims Available

The four-passenger 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is available in only a single ES trim level.

Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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Standard equipment to look forward to include a 50/50-pslit folding rear seats, automatic headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, heated side mirrors, and full power accessories.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV exterior, side view, purple color, alloy wheels and headlights

Standalone features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, automatic climate control, a remote system, a quick charging port, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, blue LED interior lighting, rear parking sensors, Fuse hands-free link, a navigation system, a rearview camera, and a cargo net.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Engine Specs

The redesigned 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is powered by a 49kW electric motor and a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack that together produce 66 hp and 145 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric motor

According to EPA, 30kWh/100 miles is what it estimates the energy consumption of the i-MiEV to be. Its top speed is put at 81 mph.

Price & 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Release Date

Its release date should be expected in September 2017. As for its price, expect it at around $22,995.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Specs

Although the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with remarkable features such as satisfying interior features, advanced safety technologies, a standard third row bench, and a refreshed styling, it still lags behind some of its rivals in many respects. Its date of release, price, exterior and interior changes, and engine specs’ details are covered below, so keep reading on.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side view, exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Many automakers rest on their laurels for a while following a redesign, but it’s a different story with Mitsubishi which we’ve got no choice but to give them an “A” for their efforts. And with just three years on the market now, the automaker has given the Outlander significant changes. But the only nagging question remains. Are these changes enough to elevate the model to a formidable contender for the top spot in the segment? Well, in all fairness, I’d say no!

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side angle, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Our research has revealed that most of the changes lie deep below its skin, although Mitsubishi mentions lots of handling, ride, and platform changes. But numerous test track drives failed to show any meaningful progress over the previous model.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

There are some positive points though, but are sadly overshadowed by most of its rivals. some recommendable rivals available include the fuel-efficient 2017 Subaru Forester, the sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Kia Sorento, and the 2017 Nissan Rogue.

Trims Available – Mitsubishi Outlander

The seven-passenger 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander will be offered in four trims: GT, SEL, SE, and the ES. All models with the exception of the GT, which is equipped with a V6 under its hood, are offered with a four-cylinder engine.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

The ES’s list of standard features and equipment includes a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, a 50/50-pslit third row seat, LED running lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding second-row seats, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Mitsubishi “Fuse” voice-command, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, rear privacy glass, and automatic climate control.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Upgrading to the SE gets you a rearview camera, a body-color side mirrors, foglights, HD and satellite radio, four-zone automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a color trip computer, and automatic climate control (four-zone).

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander interior, leather rear seats

On top on what the SE offers, the SEL adds a power driver seat, a leather upholstery, black roof rails, and a black interior trim. options available for this model include a nine-speaker sound system, a sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, a power-folding side mirror, automatic braking, forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning, and satellite and HD radio.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander front angle, headlights and grille

Stand-alone features available for all the trims include an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, chrome exterior beltline, LED headlights, shift paddles, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, silver roof rails, LED foglights, front and rear parking sensors, remote start, and a slew of safety features (lane-departure warning system, forward collision assist, and adaptive cruise control).

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine Specs

Two engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. A four-cylinder 2.4L engine good for 166 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque is offered for the ES, SE, and SEL trims. This power is consequently transferred to the wheels via the CVT.

According to provisional test drives, a time of 9 seconds is what you need to get the Outlander from 0-60 mph. with the four-cylinder, buyers should look forward to fuel consumption ratings of about 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander engine

Opting for the GT gets you a 224 horsepower and 215 lbs. ft. of torque-generating 3.0L V6 engine under its hood. The power is then fed to the standard AWD system via the conventional six-speed auto.

7.6 seconds is the time you require to get the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander past 60 mph, at least according to Mitsubishi. The V6-powered AWD system returns 20/27/23 mpg.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Price & Release Date

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander’s release date should be expected in early 2017, according to various online sources. Expect it to go for sale for an MSRP of $22,995.

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