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2017 FIAT 500 vs. 2016 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The smart fortwo will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
With the FIAT 500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, 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 FIAT 500 is somewhat more expensive than the smart fortwo. 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 FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the smart fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the smart fortwo, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the FIAT 500 and the smart fortwo do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart fortwo, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500 is somewhat more powerful than the smart fortwo.

Utility
The FIAT 500 offers greater seating capacity than the smart fortwo, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the smart fortwo.

Warranty
The FIAT 500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo.

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2017 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $14,995 - $19,995

2016 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $14,650 - $18,480
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City MPG: 28 - 31 32
Highway MPG: 33 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,945 - $19,620 $13,625 - $17,186

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.