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Used Smart ForFour cars for sale

The Smart ForFour is a small city car that offers space for up to four passengers, while still maintaining suitable levels of comfort and interior quality. 

It's available with either a petrol engine or an all-electric motor, making it one of the most compelling city cars on the market. 


About the Smart ForFour

As the name suggests, this is a Smart car for four people – and it’s more spacious than you might think.  

The ForFour has been on sale since 2004 and since then has had some huge spec upgrades. 

Since 2007, Smart has been offering all-electric versions of the ForFour, which made perfect sense for this small city car, and as of 2020, every model the company sells is fully electric. 

Used ForFour models, however, can be found with either a petrol engine or an electric motor, meaning there are plenty of choices depending on your needs. 

The sort of person this car would appeal to is a city-dweller who needs the occasional space for three other passengers and a decent-sized boot. The fact that some models are fully electric is very handy – especially if you live in a city. 

Is the Smart ForFour reliable?

Not only does the Smart ForFour share many of its components with the Renault Twingo, the brand is owned by both Mercedes-Benz and Geely, so there's no reason why the ForFour wouldn’t offer great reliability.  

It's scored highly among trusted consumer surveys for its fuel economy and electric vehicle range, and in terms of safety, the Smart ForFour scores highly. When it was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014, it scored five stars for its crash testing due to its cleverly-built body, which is excellent at absorbing impacts.  

It also has some great safety features onboard including a forward-collision warning system, lane-keep assist and crosswind assistance.  

Plus, every used car we sell comes with a free 90-day warranty that can then be upgraded to cinchCare to ensure the maximum protection for your vehicle.  

What are the Smart ForFour’s features?

Aside from its size, the Smart ForFour is the perfect car for getting around a city thanks to its incredibly tight turning circle, which is even competitive against that of a London taxi.  

Inside, the ForFour features a very quirky design with a rev counter that hints at Smart cars of old. There’s also a digital display in front of the driver showing the speedometer and mileage. 

To the left of the steering wheel is the touchscreen infotainment system, which sits above the climate controls and gear shifter.  

There are three different equipment packages when it comes to the ForFour. The first is the Comfort Package, which includes a height-adjustable steering wheel plus heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors.  

The next step up is the Premium Equipment Line, which includes rear parking sensors, a seven-inch screen with built-in sat nav, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus MP3 adapters.  

Sitting at the top of the range is the Premium Plus package, which offers all the above plus ambient interior lighting, automatic wipers and lights, a rear-view camera, and daytime running LED lights.  

Boot space is good too – the 185-litre capacity means there’s enough room for a food shop. 

What's the Smart ForFour like to drive?

When it comes to engine options, there are two petrol engines and an electric motor. The slower 1.0-litre 70hp petrol engine can be mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. The same goes for the slightly more powerful 0.9-litre 90hp variant.  

The electric motor on offer is powered by a 17kWh battery that produces 80hp, and can get from 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds. This is the better option if you will be mostly driving your ForFour around town as it produces zero tailpipe emissions. 

Smart claims this all-electric model will go around 55 miles on one charge.  

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Smart ForFour

Car reviews

  • Smart ForFour

    Used Smart ForFour Review

    Smart by name and smart by nature, the Forfour may be based on the Renault Twingo yet it’s very much its own car. It has the looks and practicality of the more common Fortwo, with much more practicality and flair. Can it bridge the gap between novelty small cars and practical city run-arounds?