Compare 2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt vs 2017 Toyota Prius

2017 BMW i3
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2017 Chevrolet Volt
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2017 Toyota Prius
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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
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,891 $33,220
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,067 $37,570
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Four
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius Four 54 50 $27,122 $29,135
Prius Four Touring 54 50 $27,941 $30,015
Prius One 54 50 $22,067 $23,475
Prius Three 54 50 $24,888 $26,735
Prius Three Touring 54 50 $26,173 $28,115
Prius Two 54 50 $23,204 $24,685
Prius Two Eco 58 53 $23,655 $25,165
Prius Prime Advanced N/A N/A $31,776 $33,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,930
$31,891
$27,122
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$33,220
$29,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$554 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.7
6.5
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 Chevy Volt offers excellent fuel efficiency, and refined driving, improving on its predecessor in every way that counts. The 2017 Toyota Prius closes the gap between "driving a hybrid" and "driving a normal car," even though it still looks like nothing else on the road.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 43 mpg 54 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 42 mpg 50 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.80 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 53.20 53
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 37.80 39.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.50 55
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.70 33.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.10 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.70 53.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.30 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.0 93.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.60 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
157 180.40 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
62 56.4 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.80 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
101 106.10 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 71.20 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 - 27.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.00 x - TBD - 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Regenerative 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)
11 10.87 x - TBD - 10
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 36.40 33.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GP NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17 P195/65SR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3543 3050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x 7.0 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x 7.0 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 294 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L3A NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 149 121 @ 5200
Fuel System
- Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Displacement
- 1.5L/- TBD - 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 - -
Battery Range (mi)
80 53 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 106 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 43 (2016) 54
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 42 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 42 (2016) 50
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 2.64 4.11
Trans Type
1 1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA MKV 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 -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Volt Toyota Prius
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 8.9 11.3
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)
- 7.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 1.3 3.4
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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