Compare 2017 Acura NSX vs 2017 BMW i8 vs 2017 Tesla Model S

2017 Acura NSX
X
2017 BMW i8
X
2017 Tesla Model S
X
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NSX Coupe 21 22 $144,881 $156,000
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i8 Coupe N/A N/A $133,860 $143,400
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100D AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $94,000
Model S 60 RWD N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 60D AWD N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 75 RWD N/A N/A N/A $69,500
Model S 75D AWD N/A N/A N/A $74,500
Model S 90D AWD N/A N/A N/A $87,500
Model S P100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$144,881
$133,860
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$156,000
$143,400
$94,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2600 / month
$2390 / month
$1567 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
8.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Acura NSX puts the classic nameplate through a worm hole, and trades all its undiluted mechanical purity for astonishing all-wheel-drive hybrid performance. The 2017 BMW i8 is a stunning coupe with gull-wing doors that hides a slew of advanced technology, though the design may render its energy-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain all but irrelevant. The 2017 Tesla Model S is unlike any other car on the road for several reasons—good and bad.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.1 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
44 81 94
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 - 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7 38.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.7 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2 35.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
87.3 76.5 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 64.7 65.4
Length, Overall (in)
176 184.9 196
Height, Overall (in)
47.8 50.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 67.8 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 110.2 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.4 4.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 26.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 13.4 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 11.1 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P305/30YR20 P245/40YR20 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35YR19 P215/45YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3803 3455 4736
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 11 20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
476 420 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 1.5 L/91 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
573 @ 6500 357 @ 5800 -
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3 Electric
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 76 102
Battery Range (mi)
- 15 335
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - 102
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04 0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.46 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.68 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.56 -
Trans Type
9 6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.85 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.40 3.19 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.51 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.14 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX BMW i8 Tesla Model S
Body Style
Coupe Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 - -

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