The Mitsubishi MiEV is in its element a lower boulevard speeds and TheCarConnection.com thinks it would have the power and performance advantage over its sister car up to 35 mph. The MiEV is also gives the impression of being more substantial than the Smart ForTwo (also coming out with a EV model), which might give it an edge in a society that isn't quite ready to give up on larger vehicles, but are being pressured into greener and more responsible automotive solutions. Finally, the MiEV is praised for its head and legroom, especially consider it can sit four adults comfortable. When we say comfortably, we don't mean four 5'2" passengers; TheCarConnection.com's 6'6" editor could sit in the backseat without having his knees up around his ears.Bottom line—Mitsubishi has the edge in Japan in the Kei car segment (more here) because of their efficient use of interior space and perky in-town performance. The question is, can it hold up in the "more power" reality that is the United States?Be sure to check out the full Driven review over at TheCarConnection.com.
2010 Mitsubishi MiEV