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2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,897
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$51,427
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Now in its sixth model year, the BMW i3 electric hatchback is still as funky and futuristic as ever. For 2019, an upgraded battery extends the range by 30 percent and a Range Extender ...

2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Introduced for 2017, the Tesla Model 3 offers a potent and practical electrified powertrain at a significantly lower price than either the Model S sedan or the Model X SUV. Changes for...

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

2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
writes:
Drives good
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
writes:
Nice vehicle, but just too may compromises. Lack of instruments make changing mirrors seats... radio tedious....
Handling Ranked 2019 Kia Niro EV EX FWD better.
"Depends on what you call handling.. race track go with Tesla, everyday parking lot , avoiding pot holes and zipping around town. Hard to beat the Niros quick response and quiet ride"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Kia Niro EV EX FWD better.
"NIro is a small SUV, you sit higher and much more natural. Easy to load kids and senior when compared to Model 3. No comparison."
writes:
Poor reliability. Dangerous. Tends to catch on fire spontaneously. Screen controls confusing. Doesn’t hold va...
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"more comfortable. More support"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"Doors can be opened in rear from inside. Safer for kids in accident. "
Value Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"Resale value is higher. Reliability "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"reliability. Safety. ⁿ better looking"

Specs

2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
124 MPG
120 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
102 MPG
112 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
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.5 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 31.9 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 814 lbs 893 lbs
Exterior
Length 158.3 in 184.8 in
Width 80.3 in 82.2 in
Height 62.9 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 113.2 in

Available Options

2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD

Exterior Colors

  • CAPPARIS White W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Fluid Black W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • JUCARO Beige Metallic W/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Tera World
  • GIGA World
  • Mega World
  • Technology & Driving Assistant Package
  • Wireless Charging
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front & 20" X 5.5" Rear BMW I
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • White & Black Premium Interior
  • Autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Wheels: 19" Sport

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