Few cars can claim to be truly unique these days, but Smart’s Fortwo is probably one of the few left that can. Its two-seat, city car body style is under 2.7 metres long, and is really unlike anything else on the road.
As such, it’s difficult to judge against direct competition, although the best city cars, such as VW’s Up, Skoda’s Citigo and Seat’s Mii, will be on buyers’ minds. So too will city cars with lots of personalisation options, such as Fiat’s 500.
Around town, few cars can match the Fortwo’s agility, either, and the electric option makes a compelling case for EVs in the city. However, outside an urban environment, the quick steering and short wheelbase make it feel nervous in bends, and the Fortwo suffers from a generally poor ride. Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions on the little Smart car, along with our recommendations for which trim levels and engines to go for.