Compare 2017 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 BMW i3

2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 BMW i3
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Hatchback S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hatchback S N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
Hatchback SV N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Hatchback SL N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
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60 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
60 Ah N/A N/A $39,930 $42,400
94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,064
$39,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,680
$42,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$707 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer. The BMW i3 is a technological and stylistic tour de force—yet like any technology, it's nearing its sell-by date.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
175 157
Height, Overall (in)
61 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 36.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 32.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P155/70R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3323 2799
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 19 X 5
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 184
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 170 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 111
Battery Range (mi)
107 80
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 124
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF BMW i3
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut

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