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2014 Lexus CT 200h vs. 2014 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus CT 200h and the smart fortwo electric drive in the front seats.

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 Lexus CT 200h 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 Lexus CT 200h is much higher than that for the smart fortwo electric drive.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus CT 200h 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 Lexus CT 200h, 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus CT 200h transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Handling
The Lexus CT 200h 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 Lexus CT 200h is somewhat more powerful than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Lexus CT 200h more than the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
The Lexus CT 200h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo electric drive.

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2014 Lexus
CT 200h

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MSRP*: $32,050

2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 43
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 74-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,417 $23,250

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