Would someone who had the "traditional" or original smart ED that has replaced it with the new (Renault?) ED tell me your real world comparison?
Mine will come up for turn-in in a few months and I could use a bit of info on the experience. Thanks!
Comparison in terms of what?
Comfort... 453 wins, easily.
Amenities / Telematics... 453 wins.
Visuals/Fit and Finish... 453 wins.
Drivability... 453 wins.
Range... 453 wins, easily, real-world, Southern California warm climate. Not to be confused with the EPA rating of 58 in the 453 vs 68 in the 451.
Charging options... 453 wins, easily, charges as quickly as 3 hours.
Voice control... 453 has it. 451 does not.
Battery warranty... 451 has better battery warranty IF BAP contract is in effect. 451 has a "larger range" of 68 vs. 58 on the 453, so the warranty coverage will provide better guarantees in the 451 if the battery suffers from performance degradation.
Intelligence... 453 seems to have better regenerative capability than the 451 does, even if some 451's had the paddle adjustments. The 453 also has an ECO mode which assists with power conservation during acceleration and conservation while the climate control is used.
Features... many more available features and options in the smart 453. For example, smartphone integration, voice control, rear view camera, collision warning, Crosswind Assist, etc,.