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2020 BMW 430 vs. 2019 smart EQ fortwo Review

New 2020 BMW 430

2020 BMW
430

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New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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MSRP*
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$53,100 to $55,100
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$28,100 to $29,100
Invoice* $49,885 to $51,745 $26,274 to $27,209
MPG - City 22 - 23 112
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 80-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 4 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart EQ fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better 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 BMW 430 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the smart EQ fortwo, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 430 is much higher than that for the smart EQ fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much slimmer than the smart EQ fortwo, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 430, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart EQ fortwo.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart EQ fortwo.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart EQ fortwo, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 has a much more powerful engine than the smart EQ fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 430 offers greater seating capacity than the smart EQ fortwo, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart EQ fortwo.