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 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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
101 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.6
Length, Overall (in)
157 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
62 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 30.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 24.0
Brakes
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
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
Brake Type
- Pwr
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 34.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3256
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EM61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
- NA
Displacement
- NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 102
Battery Range (mi)
80 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 129
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 115
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.9377
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA RE1F61A
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
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)
- NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA

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