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2014 MINI MINI-Roadster vs. 2014 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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 MINI MINI-Roadster will cost more in transportation costs than the smart fortwo.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

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

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2014 MINI
MINI-Roadster

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MSRP*: $25,550 - $35,700

2014 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $17,930
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $675
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 - 28 34
Highway MPG: 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,505 - $32,845 $16,675

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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