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2013 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Subaru Impreza WRX 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 WRX 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). When looking only at MSRP, the smart fortwo electric drive will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Impreza WRX. 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 WRX.

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

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

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2013 smart
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MSRP*: $25,000
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Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 122 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 93 23 - 25
Engine(s): 74-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,250 $24,543 - $34,495

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