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2016 Scion tC vs. 2016 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion tC, drivers may find the smart fortwo a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Scion tC 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 Scion tC is somewhat more expensive than the smart fortwo. 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 tC will cost more in transportation costs than the smart fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Scion tC 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 Scion tC, 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 Scion tC does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo.

Handling
The Scion tC 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 Scion tC 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
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Scion tC more than the smart fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Scion tC will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the smart fortwo.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Scion tC is not as nearly as extensive as that of the smart fortwo.

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2016 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,385 - $23,190

2016 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $14,650 - $18,480
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 32
Highway MPG: 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $18,416 - $22,031 $13,625 - $17,186

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.