Yes and they try their hardest to make the smart look bad
Let's see, comparing the Passion to the Cobalt 2LT (alloy wheels and ABS)...
Cobalt doesn't have ESP (that's only on the Turbo... which only gets 30 MPG)
Cobalt costs $2,000 More, AFTER $2,000 off from GM.
(Base on Passion $14635, Base on Cobalt $18,560)
Cobalt will likely have lower resale value than smart.
So, $4,000 for a trunk? Seems a bit pricey. Funny, they don't mention that :)
If you go to the Cobalt site, it's got a comparison between it and up to three other cars. The default is that it shows Chevy is better in every category... only because it beats ONE of the cars in that category. If you specify just one car for comparison (and you can select other cars) it only shows the categories in which Chevy is better. If you compare it to smart, it won't even show the MPG category. And, they think the Cobalt is better than the ForTwo because the Cobalt is longer, wider, and not as tall. I guess it must be made for short, wide people :)GM has a long standing habit of comparing a few features of their cars with the competition but not comparing the overall car.