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2019 smart EQ fortwo vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$23,900 to $26,740
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$19,195 to $26,295
Invoice* $22,347 to $25,002 $18,308 to $24,866
MPG - City 124 22 - 28
MPG - Hwy 94 30 - 36
Engine(s) 80-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Seating Capacity 2 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart EQ fortwo, 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 EQ fortwo is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza. 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 EQ fortwo carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the smart EQ fortwo is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the smart EQ fortwo, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the smart EQ fortwo doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Impreza.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the smart EQ fortwo is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Impreza. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the smart EQ fortwo seats a lot fewer people than the Subaru Impreza.

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