2018 FIAT 500e vs. 2018 Ford Focus Electric
The electric vehicle segment is an exciting one. Every year more electric vehicles are purchased, new innovations are made, and greater limits are broken. Though the electric vehicle market is growing, relatively low demand means any electric vehicle you purchase will come with a premium price over a conventional vehicle. This makes the decision of which vehicle to purchase even more important, and even more difficult. To ease some of this difficulty, let’s take a look at two compelling choices of electric vehicles: The 2018 FIAT 500e and the 2018 Ford Focus Electric.
Visually, it’s clear these vehicles have different approaches to appeal; the Focus Electric seats an extra passenger over the 500e and has more room for cargo and the like. But on the crowded, bustling streets of Los Angeles, Glendale, or any other California city, bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes, a functionally flexible design with more than a touch of style is the smarter option.
2018 FIAT 500e
2018 Ford Focus Electric
|1-speed automatic||Transmission||1-speed automatic|
|4 years / 50,000 miles||Warranty (Bumper-to-Bumper)||3 years / 36,000 miles|
|24 hours||Charge Time||30 hours|
Test Drive The 2018 FIAT 500e in Glendale, CA
When it comes to electric vehicles, efficiency is king, and the FIAT 500e has the Ford Focus Electric beaten on this front. While the Focus Electric runs with a respectable 108 combined miles per gallon equivalent rating, the 500e zips along with fewer sips at 113 MPGe. Not only that, it charges 20% faster at 24 hours versus the Focus Electric’s 30 hours. Less time charging means less time waiting, and less time waiting means more time driving and doing.
The more modest power output of the 500e coupled with snappier charging means the vehicle’s battery is free of needless stress and degradation. This allows FIAT to offer a superior bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 500e, providing protection for 4 years or 50,000 miles, an entire year and 14,000 miles over the Focus Electric’s warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles.
If you’d like more info on the 2018 FIAT 500e, feel free to contact our sales team. We’d be happy to speak with you about financing options or scheduling a test drive. If you need to see the 500e yourself, stop by our dealership in Glendale, CA today!