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
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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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Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

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 Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 59.7

Second Leg Room (in)

31.9 36.2

Front Hip Room (in)

- 55.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 101.5

Second Hip Room (in)

- 55.6

Exterior Dimensions

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

Length, Overall (in)

158.3 192.7

Height, Overall (in)

62.9 58.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

36.9 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

15.1 -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 14.3

Brakes

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

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

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

32.4 38.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P155/70R19 P235/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P175/60R19 P235/45VR18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2961 4024

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Aluminum

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

Engine

Engine Type

Electric Electric

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

184 221 @ 3500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

170 @ 4800 161 @ 4000

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

106 103

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

114 89

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

129 126

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

118 114

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 3.83

Trans Type

1 1

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.43

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- 2.43

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW i3 Honda Clarity Electric

Body Style

Hatchback Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

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