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 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
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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