Smart Fortwo

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How much does the Smart Fortwo cost to run?

The 1.0L petrol is the most economical Smart Fortwo to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Smart Fortwo 1.0L petrol is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just under 69 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Celerio 1.0L petrol and the more thirsty Citroen C1 1.0L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 2, which is lower than the Citroen C1 1.0L petrol, but higher than the SEAT MII 1.0L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Fiat Panda has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model0.9L petrol1.0L petrol
mpg56.5 - 68.954.3 - 68.9
emissions96 - 11493 - 124
tax£0.00 - £30.00£0.00 - £125.00
insuranceGroup 8 - 14Group 2 - 13

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Smart Fortwo: How big is the boot?

The Smart Fortwo coupe has a bigger boot than the convertible (it can hold 307 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the coupe to take one pushchair and one large bag or 2 large bags. While the convertible takes just 2 large bags.

The Smart Fortwo coupe is the best in class, and better than its closest rival Suzuki Celerio.

Is the Smart Fortwo easy to park?

The Smart Fortwo is very middle of the road - it fills 68% of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Kia Picanto.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 2103mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which Smart Fortwo has the best performance?

The fastest Smart Fortwo from 0-60, is the 1.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 147 lbs/ft torque and 102 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Volkswagen UP 1.0L petrol, which will beat your Smart Fortwo to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model0.9L petrol1.0L petrol
zeroTo629.5 - 11.78.9 - 16.7
torque135 - 17089 - 147
bhp90 - 10961 - 102