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2016 BMW 428 vs. 2015 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 428 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Convenience
With the BMW 428 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 428 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the smart fortwo electric drive, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 428 is much higher than that for the smart fortwo electric drive.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 428 is much wider than the smart fortwo electric drive, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 428, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo electric drive.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 428 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Handling
The BMW 428 has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart fortwo electric drive, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 428 has a much more powerful engine than the smart fortwo electric drive. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 428 offers greater seating capacity than the smart fortwo electric drive, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 428 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Warranty
The BMW 428 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo electric drive.

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2016 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $50,000 - $52,000

2015 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $28,000
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.29% --
City MPG: 21 - 23 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 74-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $46,500 - $48,340 $26,040

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.