2015 MINI MINI-Roadster vs. 2015 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

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

With the MINI MINI-Roadster you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 MINI MINI-Roadster will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the smart fortwo, 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 MINI MINI-Roadster is much higher than that for the smart fortwo.

Since the MINI MINI-Roadster is much wider than the smart fortwo, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the MINI MINI-Roadster, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Roadster does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo.

The MINI MINI-Roadster has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart fortwo, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Roadster has a much more powerful engine than the smart fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the MINI MINI-Roadster and the smart fortwo. The MINI MINI-Roadster has significantly less cargo room than the smart fortwo, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The MINI MINI-Roadster comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo.

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Compare the 2015 MINI MINI-Roadster and the 2015 smart fortwo.

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2015 MINI

More Details & Photos New 2015 MINI MINI-Roadster
MSRP*: $26,100 - $36,250

2015 smart

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MSRP*: $17,930
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.39% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.68% --
City MPG: 26 - 27 34
Highway MPG: 34 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $24,735 - $32,465 $16,675

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.

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