2011 Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
vs. 2011 Smart
fortwo

2011 Smart fortwo

9.4

starting from

$13,240

Reasons to buy the Smart fortwo

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
41 mpg
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Tighter turning radius
28.7 ft
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL

9.0

starting from

$24,090

Reasons to buy the Ford F150 Regular Cab XL

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Power steering
Standard
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Front air conditioning
Standard
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Average 0-60 time
8.2 seconds
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Spacious front seats
65.4 ft3
Entertainment System 6.4 vs 10.0
2011 Smart fortwo Winner: fortwo
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  • The fortwo 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Practicality 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL Winner: F150 Regular Cab XL
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  • On hot summer days, you'll melt in the fortwo , but the F150 Regular Cab XL will get you around in comfort
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 40% more room, 65.4 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 70% longer, 598 miles vs 357 miles
Luxury Features 7.4 vs 10.0
2011 Smart fortwo Winner: fortwo
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the fortwo ; optional upgrade on the F150 Regular Cab XL
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the fortwo
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL Winner: F150 Regular Cab XL
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  • The F150 Regular Cab XL's power-to-weight ratio is around 40% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.5 lb/hp vs 25.8 lb/hp
  • Around 4.5x more powerful, 302 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 70 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • The F150 Regular Cab XL has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Cost 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter basic warranty
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a very low top speed
Overall 9.0 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

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F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
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Number of speakers 4 vs 2 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a CD player
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Yes The fortwo can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Practicality

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F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
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Passengers 3 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 598 miles vs 357 miles The F150 Regular Cab XL gets fantastic distance, but the fortwo is very limited
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Cargo space 17.4 ft3 vs 7.8 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 65.4 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3 The F150 Regular Cab XL has roomy front seats, but the fortwo is very cramped
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The F150 Regular Cab XL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the fortwo
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Cupholders 2 vs 2 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Not Available On hot summer days, you'll melt in the fortwo , but the F150 Regular Cab XL will get you around in comfort

Luxury Features

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F150 Regular Cab XL
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Optional vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the fortwo ; optional upgrade on the F150 Regular Cab XL
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the fortwo

Performance

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F150 Regular Cab XL
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Horsepower 302 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 70 HP @ 5,800 RPM The F150 Regular Cab XL is of average power, but the fortwo is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The fortwo 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.5 lb/hp vs 25.8 lb/hp The F150 Regular Cab XL has OK performance while the fortwo gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The fortwo has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.7 ft vs 28.7 ft The fortwo turns on a dime, and the F150 Regular Cab XL is comparable to most other vehicles

Cost

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F150 Regular Cab XL
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MSRP $24,090 vs $13,240 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 33 mpg The fortwo gets great city mileage, and the F150 Regular Cab XL gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 24,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 2 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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F150 Regular Cab XL
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The F150 Regular Cab XL has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system Crew Chief vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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F150 Regular Cab XL
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2011 Smart fortwo Smart
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The F150 Regular Cab XL is 1.7x safer than the fortwo
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

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F150 Regular Cab XL
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0-60 mph 8.2 seconds vs 14.6 seconds The F150 Regular Cab XL's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the fortwo is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs 139 ft The F150 Regular Cab XL's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the fortwo is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.1 s @ 86 mph vs 20.1 s @ 69 mph The F150 Regular Cab XL's 1/4 mile time is average, but the fortwo 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.71 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 100 mph vs 90 mph Both have a very low top speed

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