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About the Smart Fortwo

Vehicle Summary

The Smart Fortwo (as the name implies) is a two-seat car that was formerly known as the SmartCar from 1998 through 2002. This vehicle features a unique rear-mounted engine and is available in both three-door coupe and two-door convertible/cabriolet body styles. The Smart Fortwo entered its third generation of production with the 2014 model year, debuting with a 1.0L three-cylinder engine at 70 hp. An Electric Drive version is also available for each third-generation model year—though the Fortwo switched to electric-only beginning in 2018.

If you're looking for a quirky, eye-catching car that may help you cut back on (or eliminate!) stops at the pump, the Smart Fortwo is worth a look. Whether you opt for a gasoline-powered Fortwo or an all-electric model, this car offers such standard features as smartphone integration, automatic climate control, and Bluetooth® connectivity in its 2017 model year. And despite is ultra-compact size, the Fortwo makes excellent use of its space with a fold-flat passenger seat and ample small-item storage solutions.

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Q: Who makes the Smart Fortwo?

A: The Fortwo is manufactured by the Smart division of Daimler AG, which is headquartered in Germany.

Q: Is the Smart Fortwo electric?

A: Up until the 2018 model year, the Fortwo was available with either a gasoline engine or an electric motor/battery combo. Beginning with 2018, however, all Fortwo models are fully electric.

Q: How many miles per gallon does a Smart Fortwo car get?

A: Fuel economy of the Smart Fortwo can vary greatly based on model year and drivetrain. For example, the 2014 Fortwo base trim with 1.0L three-cylinder engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined.1 Meanwhile, the 2018 Fortwo Electric Drive coupe's base trim with 17.6-kWh battery pack and 60-kW motor gets an EPA-estimated 108 MPGe.2

Q: Can you drive a Smart car on the highway?

A: Yes, you can drive a Smart car on the highway, though the acceleration will be notably slower than in most traditional cars. For instance, the 2014 Fortwo takes 14.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a dead stop. Still, the same 2014 Fortwo has a top speed of 90 mph, so it can be driven on the highway.

Q: How many hp does the Smart Fortwo have?

A: Hp output can vary based on model year and engine configuration. The 2017 Fortwo, for example, offers a turbocharged 0.9L three-cylinder engine at 89 hp.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

2Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition, and driving conditions. Battery range may decrease with time and use. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

Smart Fortwo Trim Configurations

The Smart Fortwo's trim offerings have evolved quite a bit over the years; with the release of the third generation (2014-present), the Fortwo was available with two trim levels. With the introduction of the Prime trim in 2016 and the Proxy trim for 2017, the Fortwo was available in four trim configurations by 2017.

Engine offerings have also varied over the years. The 2014 Fortwo debuted with a standard 1.0L three-cylinder engine at 70 hp, though its electric version was marketed with a 17.6-kWh battery pack and 55-kW electric motor for 46 hp. By the 2018 model year, the Fortwo was offered exclusively as an electric vehicle with a 17.6-kWh battery pack and 60-kW electric motor for a combined output of 80 hp.

While the Fortwo is available in both coupe and cabriolet body styles, specific trim offerings for these can vary by model year. For example, the 2017 Fortwo cabriolet is not offered with the base Pure trim.

Unless otherwise noted, the following trim features are based specifically on the 2017 model year.

Pure (2014-18)

  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Two-speaker sound system
  • Smartphone integration

Passion (2014-18)

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Retractable cover for cargo area
  • Heated, power-adjustable mirrors

Prime (2016-2018)

  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Heated seats
  • Silver exterior accents

Proxy (2017 Only)

  • Larger 16-inch wheels
  • Sport suspension
  • Eight-speaker JBL audio system
  • White exterior accents

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Smart Fortwo an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Smart Fortwo 16th out of 21 among subcompact cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Smart Fortwo is $751, compared to an average of $520 for subcompact cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Smart Fortwo owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.3 times per year, compared to an average of 0.3 times for subcompact cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 8% for the Smart Fortwo, compared to an average of 11% for subcompact cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Smart Fortwo

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)


It's good on gas lots of room, fix into small places, meaning easy to park. It's fast steal cage all around and air bags all around. It's the car for me. I would buy another one. It's my love bug on wheels.


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- Deborah Monroe, 2012 Smart Fortwo

Love the MPG

It is a great car to drive, like a go cart. I love the gas mileage, even though you have to burn premium, the tank is about 9.5 gals and at 49 mpg not bad. It has PLENTY of room for two people.


  • Fuel Economy: 49 Hwy and about 43 city
  • Ride and Handling: Very responsive, grips the road well
  • Safety: Has a great safety Package


  • Cost to Maintain: Made by Mercedes and going to a dealership is expensive

- Anonymous , 2009 Smart Fortwo

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.