The smart fortwo will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.
With the FIAT 500 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the smart fortwo is clearly a better financial choice over the FIAT 500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the smart fortwo will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the FIAT 500.
Since the smart fortwo is much slimmer than the FIAT 500, 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 FIAT 500.
The smart fortwo has much less torque than the FIAT 500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The smart fortwo has a smaller turning radius than the FIAT 500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the smart fortwo is significantly less powerful than the FIAT 500. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The smart fortwo has less seating than the FIAT 500, making the FIAT 500 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The smart fortwo has significantly less cargo room than the FIAT 500, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The smart fortwo comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the FIAT 500.
Compare the 2013 smart fortwo and the 2014 FIAT 500.
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MSRP*: $12,490 - $14,890
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MSRP*: $16,195 - $22,095
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
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|City MPG:||34||28 - 31|
|Highway MPG:||38||34 - 40|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Safety Rating: Front
|Safety Rating: Side
|Safety Rating: Rear
|Invoice*:||$11,616 - $13,848||$15,801 - $21,288|
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