Compare 2019 BMW i3 vs 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2019 BMW i3
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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120 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 120 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
i3 120 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
i3 s 120 Ah N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
i3 s 120 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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5-Door Wgn LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn LT N/A N/A $35,301 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn Premier N/A N/A $39,543 $41,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$35,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$36,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW i3 is an all-electric hatchback that declares proudly that convention needn’t apply to eco-friendly drivers. The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback started a trend that others are only now catching up to.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small station wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 94.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.1
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 164.0
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (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
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11 x - TBD -
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 10 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Partially Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBM
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBM
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P215/50R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 3563
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 266
Engine Order Code
NA EN0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 200
Fuel System
- Electric
Displacement
- NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
113 119
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
102 110
Battery Range (mi)
153 238
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 128
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.05
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Wagon
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank (Torsion Beam)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- NA
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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