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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2019 smart EQ fortwo Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2020 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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MSRP*
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$20,650 to $24,600
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$23,900 to $26,740
Invoice* $19,825 to $23,538 $22,347 to $25,002
MPG - City 23 - 25 124
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 80-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 5 2
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** **** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Hyundai Elantra GT 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra GT will have less of an impact on your bank account than the smart EQ fortwo. 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 Hyundai Elantra GT is much higher than that for the smart EQ fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT, 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 Hyundai Elantra GT does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart EQ fortwo.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra GT has a significantly smaller turning radius than the smart EQ fortwo, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra GT 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
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Hyundai Elantra GT more than the smart EQ fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra GT than that of the smart EQ fortwo.