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2014 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2014 Honda Insight Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the smart fortwo electric drive and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Honda Insight 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). The smart fortwo electric drive is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Insight. 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 electric drive will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Honda Insight.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the Honda Insight, 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 Honda Insight.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the smart fortwo electric drive transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

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

Performance
The smart fortwo electric drive has less horsepower than the Honda Insight, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the smart fortwo electric drive seats a lot fewer people than the Honda Insight. The smart fortwo electric drive has significantly less cargo room than the Honda Insight, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the smart fortwo electric drive than that of the Honda Insight.

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2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000

2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.84%
City MPG: 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 93 --
Engine(s): 74-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,250 $17,843 - $21,130

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