2020 BMW i3 vs. 2020 Porsche Taycan

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Safety

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Both the i3 and the Taycan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available crash mitigating brakes.

Warranty

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BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the i3 for 2 years and 26000 miles longer than Porsche pays for maintenance for the Taycan (3/36,000 vs. 1/10,000).

There are over 82 percent more BMW dealers than there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the i3’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the i3 gets better fuel mileage than the Taycan:

MPGe

i3

Electric Motor

124 city/102 hwy

s Electric Motor

124 city/102 hwy

REx Electric Motor

107 city/93 hwy

s REx Electric Motor

107 city/93 hwy

Taycan

MPGe

4S Electric Motors

67 city/68 hwy

Turbo Electric Motors

68 city/71 hwy

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the i3’s turning circle is 4.3 feet tighter than the Taycan’s (32.4 feet vs. 36.7 feet). The i3s’ turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Taycan’s (33.8 feet vs. 36.7 feet).

Chassis

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The BMW i3 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1800 pounds less than the Porsche Taycan.

The i3s is 3 feet, 1.3 inches shorter than the Taycan, making the i3 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The i3 is 7.3 inches narrower on average than the Taycan, making the i3 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

For excellent aerodynamics, the i3 has standard flush composite headlights. The Taycan has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the i3 has a standard rear wiper. The Taycan doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

The i3’s optional Parking Assistant can parallel park by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Taycan doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the BMW i3, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The BMW i3 outsold the Porsche Taycan by over 37 to one during 2019.

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