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2018 Nissan LEAF vs. 2018 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan LEAF as you will with the smart fortwo electric drive, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Nissan LEAF 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 Nissan LEAF is much higher than that for the smart fortwo electric drive.

Dimensions
If you go with the Nissan LEAF, 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 Nissan LEAF does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Handling
The Nissan LEAF 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 Nissan LEAF 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
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Nissan LEAF more than the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan LEAF is not as nearly as extensive as that of the smart fortwo electric drive.

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Compare the 2018 Nissan LEAF and the 2018 smart fortwo electric drive.

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2018 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $36,200

2018 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $23,800 - $26,640
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City MPG: 125 124
Highway MPG: 100 N/A
Engine(s): 147-hp, (electric) 80-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 5 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,412 - $34,285 $22,134 - $24,775

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.