Sunday July 15, 2012

Base price: $29,125 for ES; $31,125 for SE.

Price as tested: $35,065.

Type: Mid-mounted motor, rear-wheel-drive, four-passenger, all-electric, subcompact hatchback.

Engine: 49-kilowatt, AC synchronous motor mated to a 16-kilowatt, lithium-ion battery.

Mileage: 126 mpg-e (city), 99 mpg-e (highway).

Top speed: 80 mph.

Length: 144.7 inches.

Wheelbase: 100.4 inches.

Curb weight: 2,579 pounds.

Built at: Japan.

Options: Premium package (includes 40-gigabyte
navigation and music hard drive, audio and phone
controls on steering wheel, rearview camera, quick
charge port) $2,790;
two-tone, white pearl/ocean blue exterior paint $300.

Destination charge: $850.