2011 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Hatchback

Dec 16th
The Smart Fortwo electric drive is not going to be a geopolitical game changer. It’s not even going to change neighborhood energy policies. That’s because the initial run of this vehicle is limited to 1500 cars,only 250 of which are coming to the United States. Even when full-scale production begins in 2012, the volume will be a minuscule fraction of…
2017 Smart Fortwo Cabrio

Nov 29th
The outgoing Smart Fortwo cabriolet was a tough sell, suffering as it did from a laggard and jerky transmission, tepid acceleration, and pipsqueak dimensions. If the Fortwo coupe misanthropically portrayed its passengers as total dorks, the adorable cabrio’s open top allowed occupants’ dignity to evaporate even more easily. But the new model is much, much better, and although it’s nearly…
2008 Smart Fortwo Cabrio

Nov 18th
Take one practical two-seat city car and rip off its top. What do you get? Well, we were expecting the automotive equivalent of cutoff jeans, something designed to be useful with some, if not all, of its function lost in the name of fashion. What we found, however, is that compared with the hatchback, the Fortwo cabriolet requires little or…
2016 Smart Fortwo Hatchback

Nov 13th
Driving a Smart Fortwo is an eye-opening excursion into the “might makes right” psyche of the average motorist. If any car inspires bullying, it’s the Smart Fortwo. No one lets the tiny Smart merge or even change lanes. Every stoplight becomes an impromptu drag race, even though you’re just minding your own business. It quickly becomes apparent that no one…
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabriolet

Nov 12th
It’s official: There’s no reason to buy the Smart Fortwo. Well, there’s no reason to buy the gasoline version now that the third-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive has arrived. This third attempt at electrifying the Smart is perhaps the one that will finally take. It now has a more powerful electric motor, slightly more range, and a price that can…
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Review

Nov 4th
Those who enter the car market intending to go electric have more and better choices than ever, reducing the odds that they’ll just give up and buy a fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered model instead. But what about the other way around, the shopper who goes into the dealership expecting to buy a gas car and winds up choosing an EV? Will that…