Compare 2014 BMW i3 vs 2014 Smart fortwo

2014 BMW i3
2014 Smart fortwo
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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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2-Door Coupe Pure
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,040
$12,341
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,350
$13,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$689 / month
$221 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.0
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 Smart ForTwo is now an old design, but it remains the easiest car to park in cities, and it's at its best in urban traffic; the electric model, new last year, is the nicest of the bunch, and now remarkably cheap.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 34 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 48
Front Hip Room (in)
- 45.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
101 73.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 61.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 50.5
Length, Overall (in)
157 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
62 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 28.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P155/60TR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 1808
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Premium Unleaded I-3
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 70 @ 5800
Displacement
- 1.0 L/61
Fuel System
- MPI
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 -
Battery Range (mi)
80 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 4.53
Trans Type
1 5
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.26
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Smart fortwo
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 8.7
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.1
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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