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 Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.52
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.10
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.73
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.21
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 177.10
Height, Overall (in)
62 56.64
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
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.50 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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
Brake Type
- Regenerative
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 36.00
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 273
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 149
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement
- 1.4L/85
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 101 (2013)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 98
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 93 (2013)
Battery Range (mi)
80 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Volt
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 9.3
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 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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