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2014 MINI MINI-Convertible vs. 2014 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Convertible, drivers may find the smart fortwo electric drive a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the MINI MINI-Convertible 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). Whether you pick the MINI MINI-Convertible or the smart fortwo electric drive, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI MINI-Convertible will cost more in transportation costs than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Convertible 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 MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI MINI-Convertible does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Convertible 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 MINI MINI-Convertible 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 MINI MINI-Convertible 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 MINI MINI-Convertible will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Warranty
The MINI MINI-Convertible comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo electric drive.

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2014 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,150 - $35,300

2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $28,000
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 26 - 28 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 35 --
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,140 - $32,475 $26,040

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