2016 BMW i3 Top Comparisons

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2016 BMW i3Review
Wayne writes:
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Make sure you get the Range Extender model I love mine.

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2016 BMW i3Review
Nicolas writes:
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I was considering leasing a new vehicle but opted for a used i3 instead and have no regrets. This is the perfect car for cross-town commutes. It is surprisingly zippy (in comfort mode), well built and reliable.

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2016 BMW i3Review
Kenneth writes:
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Very impressive engineering design, excellent quality, many tech features, and good user interface. Small turning radius, good handling, and quick steering makes driving fun. Very roomy and comfortable cabin for driver and passenger. Great visibility! Ride is sporty but comfortable (you will notice rough roads). Due to range limitations, one has to carefully match this car to their use and needs. Makes a great city car and range extender adds flexibility for occasional longer trips (or in event of changes in plan requiring more range while you are out and about). Long commutes (>30 mi) and frequent long trips are not a good match for this car (being able to charge it during the day can help), It comes with a Level 1 charger but if you drive a lot during each day, you may need a Level 2 (unless you have a way to charge the car during the day). All this is common with most electric cars. The beauty of this car is the range extender (but some models do not have the ReX so be careful what you buy). All comes down to your driving needs and habits. With a proper match, this car is a wonderful choice. Used prices are unbelievably low - I suspect a lot of people buy this car without considering their mission needs then end up selling it soon as the car is mismatched to their needs. 2017-2021 models have bigger battery options and longer range.

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2016 BMW i3Review
Boyk69 writes:
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Be sure you have charging stations nearby or install proper home charger because battery drains so fast. Get the later model with backup camera.

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2016 BMW i3 Review
Floyd says:
The interior appearance of the front dash, disappointing handling, and less pick up were the deciding factors for not going with the BMW i3
vs2016 FIAT 500e
2016 BMW i3 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 FIAT 500e better.
"The BMW looks too much like a box and the interior dashboard looks harsh and dated."
Family Car Ranked 2016 FIAT 500e worse.
"Seating"
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2016 BMW i3 RWD with Range Extender Review
GuruT12HP says:
I love my i3 .
vs2016 Nissan LEAF SV
2016 BMW i3 RWD with Range Extender winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
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Reviews From Other Years

2019 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Guru9LNFMT

This car was missing Full size Navigation and Technology Package which is a critical feature in any BMW i3 especially an s model. As a result it is priced too high. Read More

Review By San

nice cute car... but very short range... and extreme High price... you may want to consider Model 3 Tesla instead Read More

2018 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Jose Swy

Excellent drive around car. Fun to drive, es como un ride in six flags. Torque is crazy powerful. Read More

Review By Guru9LYQW8

I love it, just has some dings that I didnt noticed when i purchased. my trade in had dings too. so all ok :D Read More

2017 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By GuruC1J25

Awesome design and a hell of a lot of fun to drive! Read More

Review By Guru9TZ2J6

The only thing that this car could use more of is range. More like a Chevrolet Volt. Its an extremely great value for a used car considering that it depreciates over 60% in its first 3 years. It has... Read More

2015 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Tanesha

Very smooth ride great price for a EV vehicle. Read More

Review By Guru9C41J8

Un peu cher reputation surfaite.Je laisserai ma place au suivant Read More

2014 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Guru9CYF3R

Peppy little hot hatch. Handles like a drivers car but comfortable. Range is good interrior is awesome loads of room im 6 foot 4 plently of space on the back row. Read More

Review By ntoensmeier

It doesnt charge to 80 miles in the winter, but I knew that coming in. Fun to drive, comfortable. Mine was only $10,100, so I see it as a great value. Read More

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