Smart Fortwo microcar debuted in 2008, it was unlike anything else. Beyond having the smallest footprint of any car on the road, the Smart boasted high fuel economy, a low price, Euro charm and the ability to snag the smallest of parking spots. But the initial glow has faded from this 2-seat
convertible. Furthermore, newer and better competition has arrived in the
Fiat 500 and
Scion iQ. Those rivals offer plenty the Smart doesn't, including standard power steering.
2015 Smart Fortwo buyers may still rightly be tempted by the car's ability to park anywhere or the no-gasoline-required
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. If you can wait, the all-new 2016 Smart is around the corner and looks promising.
The biggest news for the Smart lineup is an all-new electric version. The plug-in Fortwo is more powerful and will goes farther per charge than its previous, limited-quantity EV version. The standard lineup sees the addition of two special editions and a Brabus sport package.