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Smart Electric Drive (2014)

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Smart Electric Drive (2014) review: 25 facts and highlights

Smart Electric Drive (2014)
Smart Electric Drive (2014)
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Why is Smart Electric Drive (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    2.3l/100 kmvs7.09l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    3l/100 kmvs5.48l/100 km
  • smaller turn radius
    8.7mvs9.34m
  • shorter length
    2.69mvs4.07m
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    2.6l/100 kmvs5.7l/100 km
  • Width
    1.56mvs1.76m
  • more headroom (front)
    1.01mvs983.46mm
  • more airbags
    8vs6.18

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1. smaller turn radius

8.7m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

Best

Scion iQ2 (2014)

4.2m

2.Is an electric car
Smart Electric Drive (2014)

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

3.Has rear-wheel drive
Smart Electric Drive (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

4. longer basic warranty (years)

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Best

Nissan Versa Note S (2014)

Unlimited yrs

5. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

4yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Best

Nissan Versa Note S (2014)

10yrs

6. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Best

Clio GT TCe 120 (2014)

Unlimited km

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

221l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Mini Clubman (2014)

1068l

2. longer wheelbase

1.87m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

3.07m

3. shorter length

2.69m

Best

Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)

2.34m

4.width

1.56m

Best

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

1m

5.height

1.54m

Best

Honda CR-Z (2014)

1.39m

6. more headroom (front)

1.01m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Mini Clubman (2014)

1.06m

Speed

1. faster top speed

125km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

Best

Renault Megane RS 265 (2014)

255km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

11.5s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Renault Megane RS 265 (2014)

6s

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

2.3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

130Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

400Nm

4. better fuel economy (combined)

2.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

5. more horsepower

74hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

306hp

6. more battery power

17.6kWh

With more battery power you can travel on the electric motor further before having to recharge, or in the case of a hybrid switching to the petrol (gasoline) engine.

Best

Toyota Prius C One (2014)

45kWh

Features

1. more airbags

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Best

Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)

10

2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Ford Focus ST (2014)

2

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