smart fortwo

Price $17,300 – $31,800
Fuel consumption 1.9 – 7.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 70%(view ratings)
Launched last year, the second-generation smart fortwo lineup adds a cabriolet for 2017, with a vastly improved electric version set to arrive over the course of the year. fortwos have an 89-horsepower, 0.9-litre three-cylinder engine paired with one of two gearboxes: a five-speed manual or six-speed twin-clutch automatic. The electric drive features a 17.6-kWh battery that reduces charging time while extending range.

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First Drives2018 smart EQ fortwo cabrio: City Savings
MONCTON, New Brunswick – Smart has always been a niche subset of the Mercedes-Benz brand with its unique take on city travel offerings. However recently, it has separated itself even more so by becoming one of the only brands, at least for now in North America (and throughout Europe by …
BlogThe smart: A Brief History
When it first came to Canada in 2005, the smart fortwo sent shockwaves through the country. Everyone wanted to know where this pocket-sized car came from, whether it had an electric motor, where it was built, etc. Imagine the public’s reaction when they learned that it was powered by a …
First Drives2016 smart Fortwo: I Just Can’t Wait To Get On The Road Again
Remember that Willy Nelson tune, On the Road Again? Until recently, I never thought I’d associate driving down the highway like “a band of gypsies” with the smallest car in the nation. Because, you know, smarts are known for being good cars—in the city. Mercedes-Benz (the smart’s manufacturer) has just …
First Drives2016 smart fortwo: The Same, Only Better
Mercedes-Benz brought us out to Germany’s densely populated city of Cologne for a first introduction to the new smart fortwo. Why Cologne? Because this is where the small urban vehicle is very popular, as it’s perfectly suited to the city’s narrow streets and heavy traffic. Whereas smarts are still a …
Spotlight on2016 smart fortwo: We're Driving It This Week
In September 2015, the new generation of the smart fortwo coupe is launching in Canada as a 2016 model. Despite a bumper-to-bumper redesign, it retains its ultra-compact dimensions, its tiny 6.95 metre turning circle and its turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 89 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual …
First Drives2016 Smart fortwo: Good News Comes in Small Packages
In 2006, the second-generation smart fortwo was unveiled in a Stuttgart parking lot. Why? It was to prove that, despite its 20 additional centimetres, two smart fortwos could still be parked in a single parking spot. The third generation has just launched in Berlin, and it didn’t have anything to …


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NewsR.I.P. smart: No More Fortwo in North America
In a shocking turn of event, Daimler has confirmed that the smart brand will exit the North American market following the 2019 model year. This comes only a month after the German automaker signed a 50-50 joint partnership with China’s Geely to keep the world’s most famous city car alive, …
Newssmart is Saved; Next-Gen Models to be Built in China
Things have changed in a real hurry for smart. Not even 48 hours after we learned from a German newspaper that the brand’s fate would be decided by the end of this year , parent company Daimler announced the formation of a 50-50 globally focused joint venture with Chinese auto …
Newssmart’s Fate to be Decided by Year’s End
The future looks bleak for smart . The world’s most famous minicar could be axed in an attempt to make savings at parent company Daimler, whose overall profit fell by 30 percent in 2018. According to a new report by German newspaper Handelsblatt , the brand’s fate will be decided …
Frankfurtsmart vision EQ fortwo: Urban Mobility of the Future?
FRANKFURT, Germany – Mercedes-Benz is announcing their idea of the future of mobility with the smart vision EQ fortwo, which was unveiled on the Internet before making its first public appearance at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show. The vision EQ fortwo combines connectivity, autonomous driving, car sharing and electrification, which …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
Paris2017 smart fortwo electric drive: Return of the Electric City Car
The first generation of the smart fortwo electric drive was somewhat of a hit-and-miss effort: while some people liked its compact size and its 145-km driving range was enough for urban travel, during one of our test drives, the little car was unreliable and not that practical. However, the second …
NewsThe 2017 smart fortwo Gets a Cloth-covered Roof
From the 2017 model year on, it will be slightly harder to distinguish the hardtop smart fortwo from the fortwo cabriolet which is just arriving on the market. The pure and passion trim levels of the fortwo coupé will get a black fabric roof covering, while the prime version will …


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Review: 2016 smart fortwo
"When the smart car first arrived in Canada in 2004 it created a buzz simply because of its size or lack of," says Brad Diamond. Unfortunately that buzz didn't translate into much more than that, in large part thanks to its bizarre transmission that most at Motoring TV ranked among …
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Review: 2016 Smart Fortwo
It's still oh so cute and cuddly, but Graeme had to find out if the Smart Fortwo has finally got the power, to get out of its own way! (This segment originally appeared on MotoringTV 2016 Episode 22) …
Video Reviews
Review: 2016 Smart Fortwo
It's still oh so cute and cuddly, but Graeme had to find out if the Smart Fortwo has finally got the power, to get out of its own way! (This segment originally appeared on MotoringTV 2016 Episode 22) …
Motoring TV
Throwback Thursday: 2004 smart fortwo
With Mercedes-Benz bringing an all-new smart fortwo to Canada for the 2016 model year, the team here at Motoring TV couldn't help but think back to when the first version of the tiny two-seater made it here. With its tiny diesel engine and finicky transmission, the smart fortwo was nothing …
Smart fourjoy Concept
The fourjoy is a wacky four-seater open-air concept that is obviously too crazy for production but probably gives us a hint as to the look of the new Forfour due out next year. The fourjoy is powered by a 55 kilowatt electric motor with a lithium-ion battery pack. It’s the …
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