Compare 2015 Nissan Leaf vs 2014 BMW i3

2015 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,486 $29,010
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $30,313 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $33,265 $35,120
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $38,040 $41,350
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $41,585 $45,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,486
$38,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,010
$41,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$689 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in the world, and while it's a little appliance-like, it's a real car that delivers a quiet, smooth ride for only pennies per mile. The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 49.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 40.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
175 157
Height, Overall (in)
61 62
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 36.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
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)
11.5 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 32.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P155/70R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 2799
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Forged Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 184
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 111
Battery Range (mi)
84 81
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114 124
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.94 9.70
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF BMW i3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
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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