2018 BMW i3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2018 BMW i3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2018 BMW i3Review
dwcros writes:
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The I3s is great. Love the car. I have a problem with the electronic screen called I Drive which is a BMW proprietary program. I have watched 200 hours of video and dont get a lot of it. Luckily, car works great anyway. I could spend $600 and get an off market screen but probably wont. Like I said, love the car and will have it for a long time.

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Guru9K6BZT writes:
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This electric car has been called the model t of electric cars. It’s the perfect size for a city car where short trips and tight parking prevail. The turning radius is amazing and the car is quite peppy. On poorly maintained road surfaces the cars handling is quite twitchy. This vehicle got four stars on safety ratings. Which is why I would give it four stars.

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James writes:
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Love the styling. Love the sustainability of its factory origins and the cutting edge science and technology that went into its development and construction. Fun do drive! No range anxiety with the REx, and the battery will take us to/from 99% of our needs. Spacious inside -- we went straight to Costco after purchasing it. Great outward visibility. Is unexpectedly good at climbing up our long, steep, gravel laneway too! Long-lasting, healthy, superbly designed battery. Low mileage. Excellent value compared to new EVs, and a better bang for buck than other used EVs too. Too bad theyre so rare....

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Guru9141FC writes:
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Handles great and looks cute! Roomier than you would expect.

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Guru9HBW6M writes:
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Takes a while to get used to the total system but its GREAT!

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Lorin writes:
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Ive only had this car for a couple of weeks, but so far its awesome, especially for the price (I bought a 2017 with 18,400 miles for $15,770). The incredible depreciation (sticker price when new was 49,045) is largely due to its range: 114 miles for the 94 Amp battery (the 60Ah goes only 81 miles on a full charge), whereas todays electric cars go 250 to 350 miles. But I have a Tesla X (350 mile range) that we use for long family trips; the BMW i3 has plenty of range to get me around Los Angeles. The car is super short (158 inches) but has tons of interior room for 4 adults. The trunk isnt big but can be enlarged significantly by folding down one or both rear seats, which is super-easy to do. The turning radius (32) is tighter than any car Ive ever had, it is 3 shorter than the BMW128i that it replaced. It came with Mega World package including Park Assist, which I have not tried yet, but I have that feature on the Tesla and its nice to have (although sometimes I just prefer to parallel park myself). The car accelerates very quickly and smoothly (because its a one-gear electric -- gas cars simply cannot compete). If theres one negative, the tires are narrow (this was supposedly done to save weight), but that seems to affect the appearance more than the handline. Speaking of appearance, this car looks great! Just an excellent design. The interior controls are intuitive and easy to reach too. This is a great car for the city. Not only are the used models an incredible value, but Los Angeles DWP offers a $1,500 rebate for used electric vehicles (up to two times per car -- they track the VINs) and a $500 rebate towards the purchase of an electric charger for your home.

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Jose Swy writes:
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Excellent drive around car. Fun to drive, es como un ride in six flags. Torque is crazy powerful.

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Guru9LYQW8 writes:
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I love it, just has some dings that I didnt noticed when i purchased. my trade in had dings too. so all ok :D

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Guru9BJ126 writes:
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fabulous for a commuter car. Just not a touring car. Range is decent at about 130 miles real world including canyons and hills. EZ to park, little maintenance. Its hard on tires though. Expect 22-24,000 miles on them

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Guru9XD7XP writes:
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It’s simply the best car there is! Funner than a Tesla and quicker than any sports car 0-40 It’s a super fun car!

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Reviews From Other Years

2019 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Ben

The features are top drawer and what you expect from a premium brand. All things consider it is over priced for the range that it offers compared to other ev cars at that price point. Under $25,000 ... Read More

Review By Guru9K3286

Its a great car, checks all the boxes for me. But the prevailing prices are way too expensive. It is a 10-year-old design. The only significant upgrade this car has is the battery, and with that u... Read More

2017 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Kfritschi

Lots of features come standard. The REX feature eliminates range anxiety. Carbon fiber frame is a plus. The tech features are most awesome! Read More

Review By J Smitty,

These little cars are loaded with features, from the navigation system, heated seats, electric powertrain, too the ability to use an app to control disentangle features of your car. You can tell your... Read More

2016 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Guru9NM56V

Great features for the money. Fun to drive. Affordable EV option with the range extender. I couldnt afford a newer EV or the range anxiety of a full EV without the range extender. Read More

Review By Cristobal

Best purchase ever.. Purchase a 2016 BMW i3 Rex... this model is just amazing faster than a new mustang or camaro... Interior , handling and the extender nakes this the perfect EV vehicle... just an a... Read More

2015 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Guru98LGGK

excellant vehicle with great mileage of EV only at about 65 miles and an additional 75 miles using range extender. very low wear of brakes due to aggressive regen braking. Read More

Review By rdiaz103

Great car, enjoying it. Like the fact not paying for gas anymore Read More

2014 BMW i3 Reviews

Review By Gricegrice

Nicely done roomy electric futuristic and a smooth ride Read More

Review By James

These are some of the most fun and exciting vehicles available. For the price of a new golf cart, you can have the sportiness of a BMW along with doors, a roof, a frunk and AC, nav and a backup cam... Read More

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