Compare 2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 BMW i3
2017 Nissan Leaf
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60 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
60 Ah N/A N/A $39,930 $42,400
94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
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Hatchback S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hatchback S N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
Hatchback SV N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Hatchback SL N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,930
$29,064
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$30,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
5.8
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. Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 175
Height, Overall (in)
62 61
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
101 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 23.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 30
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3323
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 107
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
80 107
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 101
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.94
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
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

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