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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
5-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan Hybrid 43 40 $30,417 $32,050
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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 Lexus CT 200h is still the only compact luxury hybrid hatchback--and it's a lot more fun to drive than you might imagine.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 43 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.2 52.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 31.9 32.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37
Front Hip Room (in) - 53
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 86.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 60
Length, Overall (in) 157 171.2
Height, Overall (in) 62 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 101 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 69.5
Liftover Height (in) - 27.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1 14.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 36.9 -
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.3 34.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P155/70R19 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P155/70R19 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 3130
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 17 X 7
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 134 @ 5200
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 105 @ 4000
Displacement - 1.8 L/110
Fuel System - Sequential MPI
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 111 -
Battery Range (mi) 80 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 137 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 124 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 43
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.70 3.27
Trans Type 1 1
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name BMW i3 Lexus CT 200h
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 11.9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 4.4 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 9.0 (Est)
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