Compare 2018 BMW i3 vs 2018 Honda Clarity

2018 BMW i3
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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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Clarity Electric Sedan N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Sedan N/A N/A $32,028 $33,400
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring Sedan N/A N/A $35,090 $36,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$32,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$33,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
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 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
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 57.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12.2
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 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 4024
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 161 @ 4000
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 221 @ 3500
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
114 89
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
106 103
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 3.83
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.43
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.43
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Honda Clarity Electric
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut

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