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2017 smart fortwo electric drive vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle. 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle. 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 Volkswagen Beetle, making the Volkswagen Beetle the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the smart fortwo electric drive is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2017 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $23,800 - $26,640

2018 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $20,220 - $26,790
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City MPG: 124 26
Highway MPG: 94 33 - 34
Engine(s): 80-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Invoice*: $22,134 - $24,775 $19,411 - $25,719

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.