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2014 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza 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 Subaru Impreza. 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 Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 Subaru Impreza. The smart fortwo electric drive has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza.

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2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000

2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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City MPG: 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25 - 27
Highway MPG: 93 33 - 36
Engine(s): 74-hp, (electric) Horizontal
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 $17,569 - $21,978

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