As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the smart fortwo electric drive and the Volkswagen GTI in the front seats.
With the Volkswagen GTI 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.
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). Whether you pick the smart fortwo electric drive or the Volkswagen GTI, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Volkswagen GTI.
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 Volkswagen GTI.
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the Volkswagen GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The smart fortwo electric drive has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the smart fortwo electric drive is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen GTI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the smart fortwo electric drive seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen GTI. The smart fortwo electric drive has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the smart fortwo electric drive than that of the Volkswagen GTI.
Compare the 2013 smart fortwo electric drive and the 2014 Volkswagen GTI.
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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.90%|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$23,250||$24,091 - $28,507|
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