Compare 2018 BMW i3 vs 2017 Nissan Leaf

2018 BMW i3
2017 Nissan Leaf
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94 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
94 Ah s N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
94 Ah w/Range Extender s N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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Hatchback S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hatchback S N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
Hatchback SV N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Hatchback SL N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$29,064
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$30,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The BMW i3 is a wonder of technology, but it's already been surpasses by EVs with longer range. Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.6
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 175
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 61
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 23.6
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 11.5
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 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 3323
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 107
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
106 101
Battery Range (mi)
114 107
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 112
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.94
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut

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