Compare 2014 BMW i3 vs 2013 Nissan Leaf

2014 BMW i3
2013 Nissan Leaf
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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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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,040
$26,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,350
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$689 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
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 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
62 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
101 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 30.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.5 x 0.63
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.14 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3256
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EM61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 107 @ - TBD -
Fuel System
- NA
Displacement
- NA
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
80 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 129
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 115
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 102
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA RE1F61A
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.9377
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
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)
- NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA

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