Compare 2018 BMW i3 vs 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2018 Ford Focus Electric

2018 BMW i3
X
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
X
2018 Ford Focus Electric
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94 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
i3 s 94 Ah N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
i3 s 94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905
2018 Ford Focus Electric
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$35,155
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$36,620
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$610 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
6.6
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. The 2018 Ford Focus Electric is a competent battery-powered compact hatchback, but it’s low-volume, not available everywhere, and its cargo bay should have been redesigned years ago.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg -
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars - TBD - -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
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 Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 164.0 -
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 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.9 -
Brakes
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 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 - TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.4 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBM -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P215/50R17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBM -
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 3563 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 17 x - TBD - -
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 -
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 266 @ - TBD - -
Engine Order Code
NA EN0 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 200 @ - TBD - -
Fuel System
- Electric -
Displacement
- NA -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
106 110 -
Battery Range (mi)
114 238 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 128 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 119 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA -
Transmission
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 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Trans Order Code
NA 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 -
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Semi-independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Compound Crank -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA -
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)
- 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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