• (4.5) 42 reviews
  • Available Prices: $4,578–$9,774
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 36
  • Engine: 70-hp, 1.0-liter I-3 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2013 smart ForTwo

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 smart ForTwo

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Mild restyle for 2013
  • Hardtop or convertible
  • Minuscule dimensions
  • Seats two
  • 33 mpg city
  • SharpRed special edition

2013 smart ForTwo Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The two-seater Smart ForTwo is one of the smallest, least-expensive new cars sold. For 2013, the car receives new front, rear and side styling as well as a special edition model. There are no mechanical changes for 2013 — just cosmetic ones. The Smart competes most closely with the Scion iQ.

The ForTwo's minimal exterior changes include new styling below the headlights, to the side skirts and to lower rear bumper. The Smart emblem moves into a new larger grille, while styling for the fog lights and lower valance is tweaked. The rear's lower valance has extra flare for 2013. A limited-edition SharpRed combines black and red highlights inside and out to unintentionally recreate the "A-Team" van. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 15-inch wheels
  • Contrasting colors along framework around passenger compartment
  • Convertible has fully powered soft-top
  • Available LED running lights
  • Available Brabus Sport Package

The Smart's interior is roomy considering its pint-sized exterior. Newly optional for 2013 is a leather package that includes a leather and fabric combination on the seats and simulated leather on the dashboard with contrast stitching on the seats, dashboard and doors. Interior features include:

  • Standard fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Optional CD stereo
  • Optional power windows
  • Optional heated leather seats
  • Optional panoramic roof
  • Optional automatic 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. Mechanical features include:

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

Safety features include:

  • Front and side-impact airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control and electronic stability system

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 42 reviews

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Very reliable & comfort to park any tight place

by Dave from Bloomingdale,il on November 2, 2017

I really love this smart car,it is really good gas saver so do very comfort to drive & park any place or traffic for second car i definitely recommend to my friends & family.

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3 Trims Available

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2013 smart ForTwo Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

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Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front
Roof Strength

IIHS Ratings

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G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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