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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 36.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11
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)
11.1 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 32.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 2799
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Forged Aluminum
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 184
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 111
Battery Range (mi)
84 81
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF BMW i3
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
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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