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2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. 2014 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Ford C-Max Hybrid 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford C-Max Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Ford C-Max Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Dimensions
Since the Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 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 Ford C-Max Hybrid does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Handling
The Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 Ford C-Max Hybrid 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
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Ford C-Max Hybrid more than the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford C-Max Hybrid will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford C-Max Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the smart fortwo electric drive.

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2014 Ford
C-Max Hybrid

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MSRP*: $24,170 - $27,170

2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 42
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 74-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,539 - $25,337 $23,250

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