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11) 2020 BMW i3

$44,450 | Max Range: 153 mi | U.S. News Overall Score: 7.5/10

The 2020 BMW i3 is one of the most expensive short-range electric cars available today. You can add a gas-powered range extender for about $4,000, but it only bumps the i3’s maximum range to 200 miles. At the same time, it drops the car's electric-only range to just 126 miles.

Typical of BMW, the i3’s build quality is top-notch. Its interior is unique since it’s constructed with recycled, eco-friendly, and sustainably sourced materials. It seats four people and has sufficient cargo capacity, but its rear seats could use more legroom. The i3 also features eager acceleration for city driving and respectable ratings for safety and predicted reliability. 

The i3 comes standard with a 6.5-inch display screen, Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and heated and power-folding outside mirrors. A handful of safety systems are available as part of a package.

A BMW i3s (sport) model is also available with a starting price of $47,650. It offers more horsepower and a sport-tuned suspension.

The i3 is available nationwide.

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