2010 smart ForTwo

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$11,990

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2010 smart ForTwo
2010 smart ForTwo

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Unexpectedly roomy interior
  • Maneuverability
  • Turning circle
  • Iconic styling
  • Seating position
  • Slick convertible-top operation

The bad:

  • High-speed stability
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Rock-hard brakes
  • Unrefined auto-manual transmission
  • No cheaper than other small cars
  • Premium gas recommended

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Hardtop or convertible
  • Miniscule dimensions
  • Seats two
  • 33 mpg in the city
  • Stability system, four airbags

2010 smart ForTwo Review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The two-seat Smart ForTwo arrived at U.S. dealerships for the 2008 model year as a tiny runabout groomed for city streets and tight parking. Trim levels include basic Pure, better-equipped Passion and performance-oriented Brabus. The ForTwo is offered in coupe and convertible body styles. Its novelty rules out a rigid set of competitors.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes.

Exterior
Built on a 73.5-inch wheelbase, the rear-wheel-drive ForTwo measures just 106.1 inches long — more than 3 feet shorter than a Mini Cooper, the next shortest car on the market. Removable plastic body panels that allow owners to change the color of their car attach to a steel space frame. The Passion comes with a solid-roof option in place of a panoramic see-through panel.

  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels
  • Optional 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Brabus model gets 17-inch rear wheels
  • Contrasting colors along framework around passenger compartment
  • Convertible has fully powered soft-top
  • Optional fog lights

Interior
Smart markets the car as offering an unexpectedly large cabin for its shrink-wrapped size. The front seats boast 45.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, about 4 cubic feet smaller than the front-seat volume in a Chrysler PT Cruiser. There is a newly optional center armrest for 2010.

  • Standard fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Optional CD stereo
  • Optional power windows
  • Optional heated leather seats
  • Optional panoramic roof
  • Optional air conditioning

Under the Hood
The ForTwo uses a three-cylinder engine with an automated-manual transmission that can be left in automatic mode or shifted by the driver.

  • Standard 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 68 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard five-speed auto-manual transmission
  • Optional power steering
  • Top speed of 90 mph

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard front and side-impact airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard traction control and electronic stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.6
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 3.2
  • Value for the money 3.5
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Brilliant City Car!

Perfect for city driving and of course parking, so many more options! I do drive out of town a few times a month, too. Handles fine at 70+mph. Excellent gas mileage. (I get around 40 mpg). Seat design handles surprisingly well for even tall people (I've had 6'5" passenger ride with no complaints). Weird to see reviews complain that it's small. I love the "Manu-matic" drive option, since I've always driven stick. You can use paddles on steering wheel or the gear shift itself to change gears. Very handy! Love the design. Very stylish!

4.4

I love my Smart for two

We love this little well engineered, very efficient gas user two passenger car! We have had it for 5 years as we bought it used. We replaced the tired and have done normal oil changes, tire rotations, spark plugs etc. But virtually no maintenance

3.9

Conversation piece

Wasn't a bad car I would buy another one ... It's probably not for the guy living on a farm or a rough road area but was great for the here and there trips in town

See all 34 consumer reviews

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