Smart ForFour EQ 0.9 Turbo Urban Shadow Edition 5dr Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £13,345What Car? Target Price from£11,787
Review

The Smart Forfour has undoubted plus points. For a start it's one of the least expensive electric cars on sale to buy outright, undercutting both the Renault Zoe (if you don’t lease the battery) and the VW e-Up. It's also zippy and easy to drive in town, thanks in part to its super-tight turning circle, and it's pretty well equipped, too. However, it's not all rosey. The ride and handling aren't very good, the boot is tiny, there's not a vast amount of space inside, but worst of all for an electric car, the range is very poor next to its best rivals. Unless you literally need an electric car solely for town, the range issue is the biggest reason that we’d suggest going for the Renault Zoe instead.

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Trim: Urban Shadow Edition

Engine: 0.9 Turbo

This is our favourite engine. The extra power from the turbo means it works well in town or on the motorway, while it still delivers good fuel economy and low emissions.


Key information

Doors5
Seats4
0-62 MPH11.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

185

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

135

g/km

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