Compare 2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 BMW i3
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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60 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 60 Ah N/A N/A $39,930 $42,400
i3 94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
i3 94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905

Pricing

Invoice Price

$39,930
$35,155

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,400
$36,620

Monthly Payment Estimate

$707 / month
$610 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.6
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The BMW i3 is a technological and stylistic tour de force—yet like any technology, it's nearing its sell-by date. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives.

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Fuel Economy

City

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Highway

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagon

Number of Passenger Doors

- 4

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

40.5 41.6

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 37.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.2 52.8

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 39.7

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 54.6

Second Leg Room (in)

31.9 36.5

Second Hip Room (in)

- 50.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- - TBD -

Front Hip Room (in)

- 51.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

62 59.1

Wheelbase (in)

101 102.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70 69.5

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 59.1

Length, Overall (in)

157 164.0

Height, Overall (in)

62 62.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - TBD -

Liftover Height (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)

- 16.9

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 - 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 - 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 35.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- - TBD -

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA QBM

Front Tire Size

P155/70R19 P215/50R17

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA QBM

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P155/70R19 P215/50R17

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2866 3563

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 5 17 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 5 17 x - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Electric Electric

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

184 266 @ - TBD -

Engine Order Code

NA EN0

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

170 @ 4800 200 @ - TBD -

Displacement

- NA

Fuel System

- Electric

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

111 110

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

80 238

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

137 128

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

124 119

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

- NA

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

- NA

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- NA

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

9.70 7.05

Trans Type

1 1

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

- NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 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

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Semi-independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Compound Crank

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

- NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- NA

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- NA

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

- NA

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