Compare 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2015 smart fortwo

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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2015 smart fortwo
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905
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ES Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i-MiEV ES Automatic N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
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2-Door Convertible Passion
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo 2-Door Convertible Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,155
$22,500
$16,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,620
$22,995
$17,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$383 / month
$299 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
3.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives. While the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is okay around town and holds four adults, its low price tag doesn't make up for inadequate range, marginal acceleration, and a dated interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 34 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.8 48
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 84.7 45.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 34.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 33.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 49.4 45.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 30 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 35.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 47.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
164.0 144.7 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 63.6 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 54.3 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 100.4 73.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 28.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 62.4 61.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 55.9 50.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 13.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 50.4 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 8 8
Brake Type
Regenerative Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.1 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - 8.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 30.8 28.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P145/65HR15 P155/60TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P175/60HR15 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 2579 1852
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5 15 X 4.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - -
Engine
Displacement
NA - 1.0 L/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ - TBD - 66 @ 3000 70 @ 5800
Engine Type
Electric Electric Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Electric - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ - TBD - 145 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA - 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
119 112 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA - 34
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
110 102 -
Battery Range (mi)
238 62 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA - 36
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 121 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 1.26
Trans Type
1 1 5
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 7.07 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Mitsubishi i-MiEV smart fortwo
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Cabriolet
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Other
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA - 4.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
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Overall Side Crash Rating
-
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Side Barrier Rating
-
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
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Rollover Rating
-

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