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2014 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2014 Lexus IS 350C Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the smart fortwo electric drive, drivers may find the Lexus IS 350C a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 350C 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 Lexus IS 350C. 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 Lexus IS 350C.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 350C, 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 Lexus IS 350C.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the Lexus IS 350C, 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 Lexus IS 350C, 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 Lexus IS 350C. 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 Lexus IS 350C, making the Lexus IS 350C the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The smart fortwo electric drive has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 350C.

Warranty
The smart fortwo electric drive comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.

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2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $28,000

2014 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,140
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
19
Highway MPG: 93 --
Engine(s): 74-hp, (electric) V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $26,040 $43,839

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