BMW i3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD
MSRP
$44,450
Invoice
$41,840
Average Price Paid
$33,774
40 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD
MSRP
$36,620
Invoice
$35,155
Average Price Paid
$34,015
625 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD
Fair Price
$38,295
Good Price
$33,399
Great Price
$30,599
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD
Fair Price
$34,602
Good Price
$33,280
Great Price
$32,524

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$49,580
2 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,346
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

BMW launched its diminutive i3 in 2014, as the entry point for its “i” series of premium electric vehicles. The five-door hatchback has seen improvements over the years. For 2018, the ...

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Chevrolet Bolt EV came onto the market in 2017 and wowed buyers with its futuristic styling and modern feature content, but the Bolt’s main selling point is that it can go up to 23...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD
No User Reviews
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD
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Back Seats Ranked 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid better.
"Much roomier! Easily able to fit a rear-facing car seat in the back and still have room for a passenger in the front seat!"
Value Ranked 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid better.
"Similar specs, but all safety features are standard on the Honda!"

Specs

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
127 MPG
127 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
106 MPG
110 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- --
Engine
Fuel Type
Electric
Electric
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.5 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 31.9 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 16.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 158.3 in 164 in
Width 80.3 in 69.5 in
Height 62.9 in 62.8 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2018 BMW i3
94 Ah RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Capparis White with BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Fluid Black with BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic with Frozen Gray Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic with Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic with BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Protonic Blue Metallic with Frozen Gray Accent

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Giga World
  • Mega World
  • Technology & Driving Assistant Package
  • Tera World
  • Park Distance Control
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front/20" X 5.5" Rear Double Spoke
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Orange Burst Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • DC Fast Charging
  • LPO, Charge Cord, Portable, 120-Volt, Additional
  • Comfort And Convenience Package

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