Compare 2018 BMW i3 vs 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2018 Honda Clarity

2018 BMW i3
X
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
X
2018 Honda Clarity
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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
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring Sedan N/A N/A $35,090 $36,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$35,155
$32,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$36,620
$33,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$610 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
6.2
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. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the only version distributed nationally, is spacious, comfortable, competitively priced, and offers excellent electric range.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars - TBD - Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.6 42.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.8 57.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.5 36.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.8 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD - 101.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.6 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.1 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.5 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.1 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 164.0 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.8 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - -
Liftover Height (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 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 - TBD - 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 - TBD - 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.4 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD - -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBM NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P215/50R17 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 3563 4134
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 17 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 266 @ - TBD - 221 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA EN0 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 200 @ - TBD - 174 @ 4501
Displacement
- NA -
Fuel System
- Electric Hydrogen
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 - Hwy (MPG)
- NA -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA -
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.05 3.83
Trans Type
1 1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA 2.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA 2.43
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Semi-independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Compound Crank Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA 8.7
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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