Primary Navigation Mobile

Mitsubishi i Hatchback review

2007 - 2012 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £9,504 - £32,045
Used prices £862 - £2,758
Road tax cost £0 - £35
Insurance group 8 - 27
Get an insurance quote with Mustard logo
Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 416 miles
View full specs for a specific version

Available fuel types


Fully electric

Pros & cons


Cheap to run, low environmental impact, doddle to park, great fun in town


Just one engine choice, unusual styling, uncomfortable on longer journeys

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


You can be forgiven for thinking at first glance that the Mitsubishi i is in fact a Smart car. You wouldn’t be far off, as the two cars have more in common than just their looks. Despite being developed independently of each other, they have similar-size engines, cheeky styling and dinky dimensions. The key difference is that the i is a four-seater, where as the Smart Fortwo is strictly just for two.

Just one engine is available and performance is modest but for those that live in the city, the unusually named i is a good choice – nippy, easy to park, cheap to own and fun.