BMW i3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV

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2017 BMW i3
60 Ah RWD
No Data Available
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT
MSRP
$36,620
Invoice
$35,155
Average Price Paid
$33,888
1,372 listings nationwide

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2017 BMW i3
60 Ah RWD
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT

Price Analysis

Fair Price : $34,978
Good Price : $33,237
Great Price : $32,241

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2017 BMW i3
60 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,058
4 listings nationwide

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,203
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2017 BMW i3
60 Ah RWD
Nicole Wakelin Preview:

You can usually identify a BMW at a glance based on its kidney-shaped grille and overall styling. That all changed when the German automaker came out with its electric i3 and i8 models...

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
LT
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

What makes the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV so special is not that it offers 238 estimated miles of driving range on a single battery charge. And while a base price of $29,995 after the maxi...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2017 BMW i3
      60 Ah RWD
      writes:
      The exterior styling is polarizing, and you dont miss this car when you see it. It grabs your attention Th...
      Front Seats Ranked 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier better.
      "The drivers seat in the Volt has better padding, and hugs the driver more than the i3. The BMW is made to be a city-car, so the more bench like approach makes sense, but is a little less comfortable."
      Back Seats Ranked 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier worse.
      "Volt has low headroom in the back seat. i3 is much taller and has loads of headroom in the front and back.Volt really cant carry 5 adults, the backseat space isnt there."
      writes:
      Power Ranked 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV better.
      "Actually very difficult to dicern, but the Bolt felt more controlled in its power delivery."
      Value Ranked 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV better.
      "Not as wierd looking as the BMW and had a full suite of sound options. The i3 does not even offer FM radio, not sure why that was omitted."
      2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
      LT
      writes:
      Front Seats Ranked 2017 Honda Clarity Electric better.
      "Comfortable leather seats with electric adjustments for both driver and passenger"
      Family Car Ranked 2017 Honda Clarity Electric better.
      "Roomier, better ride, more front and rear legroom"
      writes:
      Power Ranked 2017 BMW i3 94 Ah RWD worse.
      "Actually very difficult to dicern, but the Bolt felt more controlled in its power delivery."
      Value Ranked 2017 BMW i3 94 Ah RWD worse.
      "Not as wierd looking as the BMW and had a full suite of sound options. The i3 does not even offer FM radio, not sure why that was omitted."

      Specs

      2017 BMW i3
      60 Ah RWD
      2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
      LT
      Powertrain 1-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Automatic
      Drivetrain
      RWD
      FWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      127 MPG
      127 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      111 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 9.2 cu ft 16.9 cu ft
      Exterior
      Length 157.4 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

      2017 BMW i3
      60 Ah RWD

      Exterior Colors

      • Capparis White with BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
      • Fluid Black with Highlight BMW i Blue
      • Ionic Silver Metallic with BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
      • Mineral Gray with BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
      • Platinum Silver with BMW i Frozen Blue Accent

      Option Packages

      • Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
      • Giga World
      • Tera World
      • Parking Assistant Package
      • Technology & Driving Assistant Package
      • Wheels: 20" x 5.0" Front/20" x 5.5" Rear Double-Spoke
      2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
      LT

      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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