2011 smart ForTwo Electric Drive

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Our Take on the 2011 smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Our Take

The tiny Smart two-seater now exists in electric form as the 2011 ForTwo Electric Drive, but only 250 cars are available for lease in the U.S. test program out of 1,500 worldwide. Higher productio... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Outrageous lease payments
  • Exceptionally long lease term
  • Limited supply
  • Numb brakes
  • Based on subpar gas car

Notable Features

  • Electric version
  • 250-car test program
  • For lease only
  • Charges in as little as eight hours
  • No change in interior space
  • Shares 2011 gas car's updated interior


Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 1 reviews

great value for an electric

by notiming from upstate New York on July 15, 2013

This is a fun car to drive and not stopping for gas is great. It charges over night using a 110 outlet with the charger provided by smart. If you want to charge faster you can get a 220 charging stati... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 smart ForTwo Electric Drive.

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What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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.