Compare 2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2017 BMW i3
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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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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ES Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i-MiEV ES Automatic N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,930
$22,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
3.8
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. While the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is okay around town and holds four adults, its low price tag doesn't make up for inadequate range, marginal acceleration, and a dated interior.
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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 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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 30
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 49.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
157 144.7
Height, Overall (in)
62 63.6
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
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 -
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P175/60HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2866 2579
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 145
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 66 @ 3000
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 102
Battery Range (mi)
80 59
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 121
Transmission
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
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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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