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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,154 $28,980
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,979 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,803 $35,020
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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 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.3
Front Hip Room (in) - 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 50
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in) 157 175
Height, Overall (in) 62 61
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 36.9 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1 24
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11.1
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
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.3 34.2
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 3256
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Engine Type Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 187
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 107
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 124 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 111 101
Battery Range (mi) 80 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 137 126
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.70 7.94
Trans Type 1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Crash Test Ratings
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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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