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 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
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
101 73.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 28.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P155/60TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 1808
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 5.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 70 @ 5800
Engine Type
Electric Premium Unleaded I-3
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 68 @ 4500
Fuel System
- MPI
Displacement
- 1.0 L/61
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 -
Battery Range (mi)
81 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 38
Transmission
Trans Type
1 5
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.26
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
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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