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2014 smart fortwo vs. 2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the smart fortwo and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo is much slimmer than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

Handling
The smart fortwo has a significantly smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop, making the MINI MINI-Hardtop the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The smart fortwo has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The smart fortwo comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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2014 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $13,270 - $14,930

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,450 - $24,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 34 --
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): I-3 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $12,341 - $13,885 $18,815 - $22,170

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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