I recently did a weekend test drive of the i3. I wasn't very impressed with it. I don't care for all the hard interior surfaces, even if they are recycled. I didn't find the dash displays to be as useful for EV data, except for the fact that it has a nice power meter front & center on the dash, this is something that the FFE desperately needs!
I did like the seating position & visibility in the i3. The windows are very tall. However, there are no rear windows to lower & there's no sunroof available. There are also no mini blind spot mirrors in the side mirrors & no blind spot system. I've gotten so used to having Fords with either the BLIS system or the integrated spotter mirrors like in the FFE that I don't want to be without one of those options. The back seat is also unusable in the i3. It will be removed from my list of possible EVs to replace the FFE when my lease ends in August.
The one area where the i3 clearly reigned supreme was in efficiency. I picked up the car Saturday afternoon & drove from the dealer to my parents' house to pick up my mom for an errand that was back near the dealer, then I brought her back home and had to go back to the dealer for something that I had forgotten in the FFE, then from there I went home & charged for a few minutes until I had enough range to do one last errand. All said & done 91 miles at 4.7 mi/kWh (about 213 Wh/mi). This was good efficiency considering that I did use some A/C and that about 70-75 of the 91 miles were on the freeway.
On Sunday I took the i3 for a scenic drive. I want to duplicate this drive in the FFE one of these days to see its Wh/mi for this drive. The drive was mostly at 40-50 MPH with minimal stops, cruising near Lake Minnetonka and that area. The i3 managed 60 miles at 5.5 mi/kWh (182 Wh/mi). I bet the FFE would be around 190-200 Wh/mi for this same drive.
Monday I drove the i3 to work in the morning & then back to the dealership around lunchtime. This was freeway driving almost the entire way and resulted in 19 miles at 4.6 mi/kWh (217 Wh/mi). The FFE ran about 225-230 Wh/mi on this same route.