The Car Guide – Everything Automotive, 54 Years Running

Technical Specs

smart Fortwo

Price

$14,350 – $23,900

Fuel efficiency

4.8 - 5.9 l/100km

The Car Guide rating

67
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Green light

  • Convertible version
  • We like the electric version!
  • Bigger than you think
  • Still has a fun style, even seven years later
  • Surprisingly comfortable seats
  • So little fuel required

Red light

  • Only seats two
  • Not a fan of snowstorms
  • Power? What power?
  • The transmission is like a rocking chair
  • Sensitive to side winds

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smart Fortwo

Price
Base price $14,350 (CAD)
Monthly payments $271/month (?)
Engine
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Drivetrain RWD
CO₂ emissions 2,484 kg/year
Type I-3 1.0 litre
Power 70 hp @ 5,800 rpm (52 kW)
Torque 68 lb·ft @ 4,500 rpm (92 N·m)
Induction Atmospheric
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 81 mm
Fuel type Premium
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Hatchback
Category City Car
Assembly Hambach, FR
Generation 2
What's new No major change
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 5.9 l/100km
Highway 4.8 l/100km
Autonomy 623 km
Infotainment / Connectivity
Apple CarPlay compatible no
Android Auto compatible no
Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Safety
Steering rack and pinion, variable assist
Traction control yes
Stability control yes
Seat belts 2
Airbags 8
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension De Dion
Front brakes disc (ABS)
Rear brakes drum (ABS)
Front tires P155/60R15
Rear tires P175/55R15
Dimensions / Weight
Length 2,695 mm (106″)
Width 1,559 mm (61″)
Height 1,542 mm (61″)
Wheelbase 1,867 mm (74″)
Front track 1,283 mm (51″)
Rear track 1,385 mm (55″)
Weight 820 kg (1,808 lbs)
Weight distribution front-rear N/A
Capacities
Passengers 2
Fuel tank 33 l (9 gal)
Trunk 220 to 340 l (8 to 12 ft³)
Towing N/A
Box length N/A
Performance
Power to weight ratio 63.0 W/kg
0-100 km/h 13.3 s
80-120 km/h 13.4 s
Top speed 145 km/h
Braking distance 42.0 m
Warranty
Base warranty 4 years / 80,000 km
Powetrain warranty 4 years / 80,000 km
Insurance
Insurability rating
5.0/5
Insurance
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The Car Guide rating
Driving
7.0/10
Safety
9.0/10
Interior
5.0/10
Reliability
8.0/10
Winter driving
4.0/10
Comfort
7.0/10
Average 67%
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