Compare 2014 BMW i3 vs 2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 BMW i3
2014 Chevrolet Volt
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $38,040 $41,350
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $41,585 $45,200
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $32,817 $34,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,040
$32,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,350
$34,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$689 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is one of the best plug-in vehicles on the market, and it costs $5,000 less than it did last year.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 35 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.05
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 53.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 37.80
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.52
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.10
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.21
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.73
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
101 105.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.40
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.20
Length, Overall (in)
157 177.10
Height, Overall (in)
62 56.64
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.50 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
- Regenerative
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 36.00
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 273
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 149
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement
- 1.4L/85
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 98
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 93 (2013)
Battery Range (mi)
80 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 101 (2013)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 NA
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 9.3
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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