Consumer Reports: Even After Price Drop, Mitsubishi i-MiEV is Basically an Overpriced Enclosed Golf Cart
The 2012 Model Year Mitsubsihi i-MiEV carried with it a MSRP of $29,135. There was no Model Year 2013 i-MiEV available in the US, but when the 2014 Model Year i-MiEV arrives on US shores in Spring 2014, its price will be $22,995 or $6,135 less than the 2012 Model Year i-MiEV.
“Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is proud to announce that the company’s new 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric-powered production vehicle not only receives an expanded standard equipment package but also sees a considerable price reduction of $6,130 over the previous 2012 model year vehicle.”
You’d think that a substantial price reduction would change the way in which Consumer Reports views the i-MiEV. Wouldn’t you?
Well, as it turns out, Consumer Reports still considers the significantly cheaper i-MiEV to be way overpriced.
When Consumer Reports first tested the i-MiEV, its verdict was that far superior electric options existed and that the i-MiEV was overpriced for what’s basically an enclosed golf cart.
How does Consumer Reports feel now with the reduced price?
“Even at that reduced price, it still a lot of money for a car that feels like little more than an enclosed golf cart. The appeal lies solely in providing attainable access into the world of pure-electric cars. At this price, it becomes more feasible as a second, occasional-use car.”
Source: Consumer Reports