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smart Fortwo

Price $28,800 – $31,800
Fuel consumption N/A
The Car Guide rating 67%(view ratings)
After last year's update, the smart fortwo is all but unchanged for 2018. However, the family welcomes a new member this year: a cabriolet with an electric motor. Like the fixed-roof electric version, the cabriolet delivers 81 horsepower and approximately 155 kilometres of range courtesy of a 17.6-kWh battery. This model is the only electric car on the market available with a retractable roof.

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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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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 …
Frankfurt2016 Smart Cabrio – More Of The Same (Almost!)
In Frankfurt, they pulled out all the stops to unveil the smart cabriolet—maybe because it was sharing centre stage with some new Mercedes-Benz models. While the new Benzes were either brand-new models or at least markedly different from their predecessors, the new “topless” smart is very similar to the car …
New ModelsThe Smart Way Of Enjoying The Sun: The 2016 smart fortwo cabrio
Lots of people are fans of the smart fortwo, the frugal and easy-to-park city car. In European metropolises, you typically see many of these practical vehicles. And if you like sitting in traffic with the sun shining down on you, smart offers a convertible variant of its fortwo. When the …
NewsWant A Bigger Sound System In Your smart?
Smart’s little fortwo is at its best when it’s in a congested city centre. With its short wheelbase, great visibility and minuscule turning circle, the city car is perfect for working your way through traffic and then parking anywhere its compact dimensions allow it to fit. The manufacturer just presented …
NewsJapan Will Get a Smart Fortwo EV Disney Edition
If you needed further proof that Japan was a country with a VERY different mindset, take a look at this new Smart Fortwo EV Disney Limited Edition. Only 40 units will be produced, and they will all feature the same paint scheme: red bodywork panels, yellow mirror covers and a …

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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 …
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) …
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 …