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2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
1LT FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,790
22 listings nationwide

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2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,997
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
1LT FWD
John Goreham Preview:

The Chevrolet Spark EV has accomplished amazing things. GM’s only fully electric vehicle, this Korean-built micro-EV was launched in 2013 in California and Oregon, picking up where the...

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 ...

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

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
1LT FWD
70
Nyrdz writes:
Better and cheaper than any other EV. Really the only EV that makes economic sense.
2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
GuruNYJY8 writes:
I bought the i3REX over the Niro Plug-in. Very favorable lease offer from BMW. Kia offers nothing like it. ...
Power Ranked 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid Plug-In EX FWD worse.
"More powerful electric motor, bigger battery pack"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid Plug-In EX FWD better.
"The Kia Niro has real back seats with traditional back doors. More roomy than the BMW i3, though the i3 is not terrible for back seats. The Kia is more likely to be used by a family. The BMW is more suited to empty nesters who do not need to use the back seat more than once or twice a year."
GuruLP1M5 writes:
Drives good

Specs

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
1LT FWD
2019 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
127 MPG
124 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
109 MPG
102 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
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 40.5 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 31.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.6 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 814 lbs
Exterior
Length 146.5 in 158.3 in
Width 64 in 80.3 in
Height 62.6 in 62.9 in
Wheelbase 93.5 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
1LT FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Granite
  • Electric Blue
  • Lime
  • Salsa
  • Silver Ice
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Charging, Fast Provisions
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
  • Wireless Charging
  • Tera World
  • GIGA World
  • Mega World
  • Technology & Driving Assistant Package
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front & 20" X 5.5" Rear BMW I

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