2017 Smart ForTwo Review


Smart’s smallest city car has found itself incredibly popular in congested cities like Rome and Paris, but the UK has its fair share of fans, too. It’s the shortest car currently on sale, with the tightest turning circle, giving it the ability to parallel-park into spaces that no other car could even dream of. It’s also a cutely-styled, distinctive two-seater with good levels of technology and a surprisingly strong safety cell.


Body Style: 3dr Hatchback      Seats: 2                MRP from £11,370 - £16,395 


Did you know? The ForTwo has the tightest turning circle of any mass-produced car on sale in the UK, at 6.95 metres. Most modern main roads are over seven metres wide...

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 6.5/10

The ForTwo is a car that fulfils a very specific brief very well. It may only have two seats, but its boot is bigger than any of its larger rivals, and its ability to slot into roadside spaces that no other car could manage is uncanny. For nipping around town, doing the shopping run or just finding a parking space before everyone else, there’s nothing better. But it rides poorly compared to rivals, and interior quality doesn’t match the price tag.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)

Safety Fea...