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"I'm curious, how does the Electric Smart car drive compared to the gas Smart car?"
I currently have a 2018 453 EQ. This is my 5th smart in my family. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. It flat smokes down the road. I own the 1st 500ft from the signal (other then a Tesla S). Ride is great compared to my 2015 Brabus 451. Because the EQ is heavier then the gas version, it is more stable at speed.
Get the sport package with the 16" wheels and tires. They handle the extra weight of the EQ just fine, no rolling the edge of the tires. If you need range, drive it like an electric...
Put it in ECO mode (regenerates more), light on the gas, coast into corners and coming up to stop signs and signals. And never go above 25% energy use on the gauge. Even in 100* heat, I can pull 80-85 range driving this way...
Plus it has power steering, Bluetooth, fog lights, cruise control, cross wind assist and an alarm system. All standard. Better hurry, it's getting thin on inventory out there!