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2013 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2013 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Hardtop and the smart fortwo electric drive in the front seats.

Convenience
With the MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop will cost more in transportation costs than the smart fortwo electric drive.

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

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

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


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2013 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $30,100
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fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 - 29 122
Highway MPG: 35 - 37 --
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
Safety Rating: Front
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Good Not Tested
Invoice*: $18,125 - $27,690 $23,250

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