2015 smart ForTwo

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$5,913–$10,705 Inventory Prices
(3.9) 7 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2015 smart ForTwo base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

  • High-speed stability
  • Limited cargo room
  • Rock-hard brakes
  • Unrefined auto-manual transmission
  • No cheaper than other small cars
  • Premium gas recommended
2015 smart ForTwo exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2015 smart ForTwo

  • Hardtop or convertible
  • Miniscule dimensions
  • Seats two
  • Electric version available

2015 smart ForTwo Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Smart ForTwo is one of the smallest, least-expensive new cars sold. The Smart competes most closely with the Scion iQ. A fully electric version is available.


(Skip to details on the: ForTwo Electric Drive)

New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

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

Interior Highlights

  • Fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Available CD stereo
  • Available power windows
  • Available heated seats
  • Available leather upholstery

Under the Hood

  • 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed auto-manual transmission
  • Available power steering
  • Top speed of 90 mph

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Knee airbags

ForTwo Electric Drive

The electric-powered ForTwo is available as a coupe or convertible and uses a 74-hp electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The ForTwo Electric Drive is rated to travel 68 miles on a charge and has a top speed of more than 78 mph.

What's Special

  • Six-hour charging time on 240-volt service
  • Cabin temperature preconditioning to preserve driving range
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Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Smart ForTwo is one of the smallest, least-expensive new cars sold. The Smart competes most closely with the Scion iQ. A fully electric version is available.


(Skip to details on the: ForTwo Electric Drive)

New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

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

Interior Highlights

  • Fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Available CD stereo
  • Available power windows
  • Available heated seats
  • Available leather upholstery

Under the Hood

  • 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed auto-manual transmission
  • Available power steering
  • Top speed of 90 mph

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Knee airbags

ForTwo Electric Drive

The electric-powered ForTwo is available as a coupe or convertible and uses a 74-hp electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The ForTwo Electric Drive is rated to travel 68 miles on a charge and has a top speed of more than 78 mph.

What's Special

  • Six-hour charging time on 240-volt service
  • Cabin temperature preconditioning to preserve driving range
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Latest 2015 ForTwo Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(3.6)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(3.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Smart, Stylish & Super Fun!

by Ms. Tay from Hays, KS on July 10, 2017

Great gas mileage and excellent visibility. Very comfortable leather heated seats even for taller people with long legs. Fun to drive, super easy to park and outstanding turning ratio. Great car for ... Read full review

(5.0)

Gas saver

by BlondieFL from St. Petersburg on June 4, 2017

It does save on gas, cute, not for towing or moving, but good for a working professional. Fits into the garage easy. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 smart ForTwo currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 smart ForTwo pure

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
acceptable
Overall Rear
acceptable
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ForTwo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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