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2013 smart fortwo vs. 2013 BMW 128 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 128, the smart fortwo may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The BMW 128 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the smart fortwo, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the smart fortwo is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 128. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The smart fortwo carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW 128.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo is much slimmer than the BMW 128, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the smart fortwo, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 128.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo has much less torque than the BMW 128, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The smart fortwo has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 128, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the smart fortwo is significantly less powerful than the BMW 128. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The smart fortwo has less seating than the BMW 128, making the BMW 128 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the smart fortwo will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW 128.

Warranty
The smart fortwo comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 128.


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2013 smart
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MSRP*: $17,890
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128

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MSRP*: $37,200
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% As low as 3.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 34 19
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Acceptable Not Tested
Invoice*: $16,638 $34,225

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