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2014 FIAT 500c vs. 2013 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

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

With the FIAT 500c 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.

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). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500c is clearly a better financial choice over the smart fortwo electric drive. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500c will cost more in transportation costs than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Since the FIAT 500c 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 FIAT 500c, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo electric drive.

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

The FIAT 500c has a larger turning radius than the smart fortwo electric drive, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500c 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.

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

The FIAT 500c comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo electric drive.

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2014 FIAT

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MSRP*: $19,695 - $26,195
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fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $28,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.12% --
City MPG: 28 - 31 122
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 --
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
Invoice*: $19,151 - $25,196 $26,040

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