Smart reviews

More closely linked to Mercedes-Benz than the Swiss watch brand that shares its name, Smart makes a couple of small cars that are designed primarily for use in congested cities. The dinkier of the pair is the Fortwo which, as its name suggests, is an ult..Show more

Smart

More closely linked to Mercedes-Benz than the Swiss watch brand that shares its name, Smart makes a couple of small cars that are designed primarily for use in congested cities. The dinkier of the pair is the Fortwo which, as its name suggests, is an ultra-short two-seater that uses an unusual rear-engined configuration to deliver the sort of turning circle that even London taxis can only dream of. It's a doodle to park in small spaces, too - but you'll pay considerably more for it than many more practical city cars. Smart's 'family car' is the Forfour, which is little more than a stretched version of the Fortwo, with a second row of seats and a larger boot. It's more of a natural rival for cars like the Hyundai i10 but again, it looks expensive, and the Smart's three-cylinder engine is pretty noisy compared with the motors on offer in the competition.