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2013 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2014 Toyota Prius Review

Comparison Review


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

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the Toyota Prius, 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 Toyota Prius.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the smart fortwo electric drive doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The smart fortwo electric drive has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius, 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 Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius.

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

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2013 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000
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2014 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 122 51
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,250 $22,748 - $27,930

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