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2013 smart fortwo vs. 2013 Volvo C70 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the smart fortwo and the Volvo C70 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volvo C70 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 Volvo C70. 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 Volvo C70.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo is much slimmer than the Volvo C70, 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 Volvo C70.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo has much less torque than the Volvo C70, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The smart fortwo has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo C70, 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 Volvo C70. 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 Volvo C70, making the Volvo C70 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The smart fortwo has less cargo capacity than the Volvo C70, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The smart fortwo comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo C70.


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2013 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $17,890
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2013 Volvo
C70

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MSRP*: $41,200 - $45,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $4,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 34 19
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-5
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 Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Acceptable Good
Invoice*: $16,638 $38,728 - $42,300

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