Compare 2016 BMW i3 vs 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2016 BMW i3
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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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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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i-MiEV 4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,510
$22,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW i3 is a futuristic and different kind of car, not just a new take on what a BMW represents. The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is nimble around town, can carry four adults, and has the lowest price tag of any electric car sold in the U.S.--but both its range and performance are only marginal at highway speeds.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 30
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 33.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 54.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 49.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 144.7
Height, Overall (in)
62 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 54.3
Wheelbase (in)
101 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 62.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 55.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 50.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P175/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P145/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 2579
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 6.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 66 @ 3000
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 145
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 99
Battery Range (mi)
81 62
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.07
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
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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