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2014 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2015 Hyundai Veloster Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster. 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 Hyundai Veloster.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the Hyundai Veloster, 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 Hyundai Veloster.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the Hyundai Veloster, 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 Hyundai Veloster, 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 Hyundai Veloster. 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 Hyundai Veloster, making the Hyundai Veloster the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The smart fortwo electric drive has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Veloster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the smart fortwo electric drive is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Veloster.

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2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000

2015 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $18,000 - $22,600
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.50%
City MPG: 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
24 - 27
Highway MPG: 93 33 - 36
Engine(s): 74-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,250 $17,360 - $21,505

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