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2014 BMW i3 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid 2015 Volkswagen GTI
4dr HB
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB w/Range Extender
1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid with Technology Package
2dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB Man S
  • 4dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB DSG S
  • 4dr HB DSG S
  • 2dr HB Man SE
  • 4dr HB Man SE
  • 2dr HB DSG SE
  • 4dr HB DSG SE
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn

Prices

MSRP $41,350 $28,900 $24,395
Invoice $38,040 $27,229 $23,419
Avg. Paid $41,814 N/A $24,661

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 7.5 9.3
Critics' Rating 8.7 7.5 9.3
Performance 8.6 6.2 9.2
Interior 8.0 7.0 8.2
Safety N/A 9.3 10.0
Reliability 3.0 4.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • Funky interior design
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • Lots of standard features
  • Upscale cabin
  • Sharp steering and nimble handling
  • Good gas mileage
  • Large cargo hold
  • Peppy and smooth powertrain
Cons
  • Some mediocre interior materials
  • Unimpressive fuel economy for a hybrid
  • Sluggish powertrain
  • Annoying start-stop system
  • Lackluster infotainment graphics

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas/Electric I-4 1.5 L/91 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG N/A 39 City / 38 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101 105.1 103.6
Length, Overall (in) 157 179.1 168
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 70.6 70.5
Height, Overall (in) 62 55.6 56.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 2959 2972

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Optional
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.3 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 42.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.6 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 35.9 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 31.9 34 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.2 53.5 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 11.8 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 111 @ 5500 210 @ 4500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 127 @ 1000 258 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 32.3 36.1 35.8

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 39 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard