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
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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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
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
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
157 175
Height, Overall (in)
62 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 23.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.1
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 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2866 3323
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 107
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 101
Battery Range (mi)
80 107
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 124
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.94
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
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

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