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Compare 2019 BMW i3 vs 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 BMW i3
X
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
X
2019 Tesla Model 3
X
Select style
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
Select style
Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $48,990
Model 3 Long Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Model 3 Mid Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $56,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$35,301
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$36,620
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$610 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
7.3
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. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small station wagon Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.6 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.8 54
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 94.4 97
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.5 35.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.6 53.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.8 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 59.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.1 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 164.0 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.8 56.8
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 15
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11 x - TBD - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10 x - TBD - 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Partially Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.4 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
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 NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P215/50R17 P235/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 3563 4072
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 17 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 266 -
Engine Order Code
NA EN0 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 200 -
Fuel System
- Electric -
Displacement
- NA -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
113 119 116
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
102 110 112
Battery Range (mi)
153 238 310
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 128 120
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 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.05 9.00
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 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 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV Tesla Model 3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 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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