Compare 2018 BMW i3 vs 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 BMW i3
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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94 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
94 Ah s N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
94 Ah w/Range Extender s N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$35,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$36,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The BMW i3 is a wonder of technology, but it's already been surpasses by EVs with longer range. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains the only affordable, available electric car that offers more than 200 miles of range.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.5
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 Hip Room (in)
- 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.1
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 164.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P215/50R17
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 3563
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 17 x - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 200 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 266 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EN0
Fuel System
- Electric
Displacement
- NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 128
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 119
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
106 110
Battery Range (mi)
114 238
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Semi-independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight 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)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- NA
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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