The smart fortwo electric drive will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S.
With the Scion FR-S 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.
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 Scion FR-S 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 Scion FR-S and the smart fortwo electric drive have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Scion FR-S 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 Scion FR-S, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo electric drive.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Scion FR-S does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.
The Scion FR-S 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.
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion FR-S 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.
The Scion FR-S offers greater seating capacity than the smart fortwo electric drive, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Scion FR-S has significantly less cargo room than the smart fortwo electric drive, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The basic warranty of the Scion FR-S is not as nearly as extensive as that of the smart fortwo electric drive.
Compare the 2014 Scion FR-S and the 2013 smart fortwo electric drive.
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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400
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|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$23,465 - $26,030||$23,250|
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