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2014 smart fortwo vs. 2014 Nissan 370Z Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the smart fortwo and the Nissan 370Z in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Nissan 370Z 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.

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 Nissan 370Z. 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 Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, 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 Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo has much less torque than the Nissan 370Z, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The smart fortwo has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, 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 Nissan 370Z. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the smart fortwo and the Nissan 370Z. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the smart fortwo will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the smart fortwo than that of the Nissan 370Z.

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2014 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $17,930

2014 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $41,470 - $44,170
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City MPG: 34 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): I-3 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,675 $38,836 - $41,361

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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