cars.com

A member of the
Cars.com family

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

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

Comparison Review


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

Convenience
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.

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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

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

Watch Video

Compare the 2014 FIAT 500c and the 2013 smart fortwo electric drive.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 FIAT
500c

More Details & Photos New 2014 FIAT 500c
MSRP*: $19,695 - $26,195
Get Prices

2013 smart
fortwo electric drive

More Details & Photos New 2013 smart fortwo electric drive
MSRP*: $28,000
Get Prices
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

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.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 FIAT 500c

No Days On Lot Data

Monthly Trend for:
2013 smart fortwo electric drive

No Days On Lot Data
Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

Go to Car Chooser

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