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Compare 2015 BMW i3 vs 2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 BMW i3
2015 Chevrolet Volt
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 4-Door HB N/A N/A $39,510 $42,400
i3 4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $43,050 $46,250
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB 35 40 $32,971 $34,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,510
$32,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$34,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW i3 is not just a new kind of BMW, but a different sort of car, one that aims to reimagine the way people get around in crowded cities. The 2015 Chevrolet Volt remains the only range-extended electric car, and Chevy hasn't done a good job of explaining it, but if you can live with four seats, it's smooth, quiet, comfortable--and one way into the future of cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.05
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 53.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 37.80
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.52
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.10
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.73
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.21
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.40
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.20
Length, Overall (in)
157 177.10
Height, Overall (in)
62 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
101 105.70
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.80 x - TBD -
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 11.50 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 36.00
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x 7.0
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 273
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 149
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement
- 1.4L/85
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 -
Battery Range (mi)
81 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 98
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 35 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 NA
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Volt
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 9.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 1.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
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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