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2015 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2016 Toyota Prius c 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 c in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius c 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 Toyota Prius c. 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 Toyota Prius c.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the smart fortwo electric drive transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius c.

Handling
The smart fortwo electric drive has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius c, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the smart fortwo electric drive and the Toyota Prius c.

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 c. The smart fortwo electric drive has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius c, 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 Toyota Prius c.

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2015 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000

2016 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*: $19,560 - $24,495
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
53
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,250 $18,582 - $22,802

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.