smart Cars

Originally a design concept begun by Swatch, smart has evolved into its own brand under the semi-watchful guidance of Daimler-Benz. And while the 2-place microcars are relatively ubiquitous in Europe's urban centers, they've not quite made the same inroads here in the U.S., despite a decent retail footprint provided by many Mercedes-Benz stores and the very real parking woes of an increasingly urban America. Given the market challenges, which include - as this is written - gas that's at around $2/gallon, smart has introduced a new Fortwo to the American market, in coupe, cab and electric versions.

With three variations of but one model, they can all vie for least expensive (around $16K), most expensive (think mid-$20s) and most popular - a 3-way tie. And what is the most fun? Spending similar money on a late-model Miata. For two.


2017 smart fortwo
2017 smart fortwo
MSRP:
$18,900
Engine:
1.0L I-3
MPG:
31 City / 38 HWY
2017 smart fortwo electric drive
2017 smart fortwo electric drive
MSRP:
$23,800
Engine:
MPG:
124 City / 94 HWY
2016 smart fortwo
2016 smart fortwo
MSRP:
$14,650
Engine:
1.0L I-3
MPG:
32 City / 39 HWY
Smart Vision EQ Fortwo is the future of autonomous city cars

This concept is meant to be shared.

Think electric, autonomous and connected.
Smart will unveil an autonomous EV concept in Frankfurt

Features an LCD messaging board

Features an LCD messaging board on the grille. Or is that the back?
Ouch, that smarts | 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabrio First Drive

Some people don't know when to quit.

The tiny EV has a big challenge.
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2014 Smart Fortwo
$5,995 / 24,000 miles / CA
2014 Smart Fortwo
$6,499 / 19,194 miles / CA
2014 Smart Fortwo
$6,998 / 12,957 miles / CA
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet First Drive [w/video]
After a drive in the 2017 ForTwo Cabriolet, one thing is clear: If you're going to buy a Smart, the convertible is definitely the one you want.
2016 Smart ForTwo Second Drive [w/video]
The 2016 Smart ForTwo finally ditches that horrible automated manual transmission. But even beyond that, the new car is vastly improved in many ways.
2016 Smart Forfour
We take a quick spin in the four-seat, four-door Forfour in Barcelona to see how the bigger Smart stacks up.