smart fortwo

smart fortwo

About smart fortwo

The all-new 2016 Smart Fortwo has matured into the car it always should have been. Always fascinating because of its size and proportions, only now does it feel like it's making good on its promise. With a new automatic transmission, an additional 3.8 inches of width, and a slew of new standard features like Bluetooth and automatic climate control, the new Smart Fortwo feels more like a modern car. Of course, it's still very much a niche vehicle. If you need a rear seat, take longer road trips, want 40-plus mpg, or just don't want to burn premium fuel, then the Smart Fortwo isn't for you. With an electric version coming sometime in 2017, the 2016 Smart Fortwo remains singularly purposed urban transportation.

2016 smart fortwo
What's new for 2016?
2016 smart fortwo

Everything is new about the 2016 Smart Fortwo. It's wider, has a much better automatic transmission, offers better sound-deadening on the highway, has a new 3-cylinder engine, lots of new standard equipment, and it's all wrapped in new styling as well. Virtually nothing carries over but the name.

2015 smart fortwo
What's new for 2015?
2015 smart fortwo

The 2015 Smart Fortwo carries on for one more year before the all-new 2016 Smart Fortwo arrives with new looks, new equipment, more space and what promises to be better ride quality.

2014 smart fortwo
What's new for 2014?
2014 smart fortwo

There are no changes to the 2014 Smart Fortwo.

2013 smart fortwo
What's new for 2013?
2013 smart fortwo

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.

2012 smart fortwo
What's new for 2012?
2012 smart fortwo

The Smart Fortwo receives a modest aesthetic refresh for the 2012 model year along with a newly available navigation system.

2009 smart fortwo
What's new for 2009?
2009 smart fortwo

Fresh from its American debut last year, the smart fortwo sees little change for 2009. Daytime running lights are now available as an option, and a "loose cap" indicator light is added on the dash, alerting the driver when the gas cap hasn't been screwed on tightly enough. To increase storage space, expandable nets replace plastic bins on the side doors.

2008 smart fortwo
What's new for 2008?
2008 smart fortwo

As an affordable, fuel-efficient but charming vehicle for getting from Point A to Point B, the 2008 smart fortwo is without peer.

Consumer Reviews

a niche car suited for everyday driving for two

By on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "doesnt like railroad tracks"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"As soon as one realizes this is a micro car and not a mini size, it can be readily accepted as a daily driver with limitation, Its a fun to drive car although its quirky semi-automatic transmission can be challenging at times. Its great for a student or elderly retiree who just want to get from A to B in comfort. My 2008 has almost 70,000 miles on it and it has been pretty economical to run at about 37 mpg around town. Highway driving wont help the mileage more because because the aerodynamics are similar to a brick.. The limited rear space has never been an issue when we filled it with many grocery bags. . Being part of Mercedes, the parts may be expensive-- yet what isnt today. Its a fun car to drive and Ive never held up someone else on acceleration. Yes the ride can be bumpy because of the short wheelbase-- yet what other car is only 8ft 8inches long. Oh yes, its easier to get in and out of than many larger vehicles and its top speed will hit 90mph. Mileage will drop at this speed yet who drives this fast although it was designed to drive on the Autobahn."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Perfect second car for me!

By on Thursday, August 3, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, convenient, high gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have driven this car for about 8000 miles since I bought it a year ago. Unlike any small Japanese cars, it feels very solid and fun to drive. I never had any problems and enjoy it every day."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

DONT be Stupid for Smart.... JUNK

By on Sunday, July 9, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "cute, fun while it lasted"

Cons: "disposable car, very poor resale value"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"paid 16,900 for a 451 Smart cabriolet. The dealership has not been able to repair faulty key switch in the many times I have asked them. stereo speakers simply disintegrated, roof delaminated, and close motor for roof has failed, battery has issues also out of range of knowledge of service tech, REALLY? Advice I was given at Mercedes dealership.... these cars do not have any value at this point we are not selling them anymore, get rid of it fast."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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