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2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,686
1 listings nationwide

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2020 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$47,679
42 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The BMW i3 comprises both electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV and PHEV) variants. For 2020, it gets a new special edition. Both base and i3s grades return for 2020. Stand...

2020 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Josh Jacquot Preview:

As Tesla’s small car, the Model 3 fills a hugely important role for the brand. It must concurrently shine the light into the future of EVs while remaining within financial reach of mos...

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

2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
No User Reviews
2020 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
15
Falsewitness writes:
A Truly Amazing car. Brand New purchased in Oregon with no sales Tax. Top Tier Handling, acceleration. Over th...
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus RWD better.
"Using your Monthly Gas money to become your monthly car payment is doable in the cheaper versions of the tesla model 3. Harder in the Long range unless you drive alot."
15
Falsewitness writes:
A Truly Amazing car. Brand New purchased in Oregon with no sales Tax. Top Tier Handling, acceleration. Over th...
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus RWD better.
"Using your Monthly Gas money to become your monthly car payment is doable in the cheaper versions of the tesla model 3. Harder in the Long range unless you drive alot."

Specs

2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
2020 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
124 MPG
124 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
102 MPG
116 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

2020 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 Gray Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • GIGA World
  • Mega World
  • Technology + Driving Assistant Package
  • Tera World
  • Wireless Charging
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front & 20" X 5.5" Rear BMW I
2020 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

  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • White & Black Premium Interior
  • Wheels: 19" X 8.5" Sport

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