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2014 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2015 BMW 428 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 428 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Convenience
With the BMW 428 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo electric drive, 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 electric drive is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 428. 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 electric drive carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW 428.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the BMW 428, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the smart fortwo electric drive, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 428.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the BMW 428, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The smart fortwo electric drive has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 428, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the smart fortwo electric drive is significantly less powerful than the BMW 428. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The smart fortwo electric drive has less seating than the BMW 428, making the BMW 428 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The smart fortwo electric drive has less cargo capacity than the BMW 428, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The smart fortwo electric drive comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 428.

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2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $28,000

2015 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $48,750 - $50,750
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
21 - 23
Highway MPG: 93 33 - 34
Engine(s): 74-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $26,040 $44,850 - $46,690

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