Compare 2014 BMW i3 vs 2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 BMW i3
2014 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 $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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,040
$27,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,350
$28,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$689 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
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
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 175
Height, Overall (in)
62 61
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 24
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 30
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.5
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3256
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 107
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
80 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 101
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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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