2015 smart ForTwo Electric Drive

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$25,000

starting MSRP

2015 smart ForTwo Electric Drive
2015 smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

1 trim

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Notable features

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

2015 smart ForTwo Electric Drive review: Our expert's take

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.


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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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

The perfect car for short commutes

This is absolutely the most fun car I have ever owned! Reliable, sporty and surprising off the line Torque. It charges quickly and is a pleasure to drive in the city. If you are considering this as a highway car keep looking elsewhere.

4.6

First EV; won’t be the last!

This 2015 smart fortwo electric drive, RWD coupe has opened my eyes to the world of no gasoline and no oil changes required. I love it! I’ve owned this body style on the 2013 smart fortwo from 2013-2016, with the ICE internal combustion engine. I’ve also owned a 2016, redesigned smart fortwo with ICE and manual transmission. The 2016 was also exciting to drive from North Port, FL to South Ogden, UT; from South Ogden, UT to North Las Vegas, NV; from North Las Vegas, NV to Tallahassee, FL and from Tallahassee, FL to North Port, FL in 8 days. This 2015 electric drive (ED) vehicle is more fun to drive than the 2013 Smart Fortwo was, IMO in my opinion. The drivetrain, electric battery adds weight to the small frame and provides a more stable driving experience on city roads and highways. I feel more secure in this ED than I did in the 2013 ICE. The front wheels are still closer together than the back wheels, which proved difficult to handle on the 2013 ICE. I don’t sway as much when larger vehicles pass me on highways in the 2015 ED. Semi trucks still sway my ED but it’s less. The leg space is the same as the 2013 model. It’s less than ideal for someone with long legs, such as myself. I ignored that fact when purchasing this ED when I saw the price, color combination: white panels with alien green tridion safety cell and front DRL daytime running lights. The green interior trim sealed the deal. I love this ED. I purchased it in April 2019. It was God’s Easter 2019 gift to me. I named him Eggster also called Eggsy. The range on a full charge has been listed as 70 miles on the odometer. I have traveled for 100 miles on one charge but I usually travel 90 miles per full charge with gradual acceleration and deceleration. I’ve used the paddle shifters + and -, on right and left respectively, to increase regenerative braking and increase off the line acceleration. There is a digital bar on the odometer display that shows how efficient the driving habits are. I like it when I’m closer to 100% on each trip. In the beginning, I confused that efficiency bar with my battery’s charge percentage. The battery percentage is displayed on the dash in one of the circular gauge clusters. One if for % SOC battery and the other is % power used during acceleration, for example. I don’t like that the driver’s seat is restricted from going as far back as the passenger’s seat; passenger seat folds flat! I believe I would be more comfortable if the driver’s seat had the additional inches of leg space the passenger seat has. I love the moon roof (tinted, non-openable glass) this ED offers. I can see the stars and the moon while driving or stopped at a red light.

5.0

Great city car

This has been one of the most fun cars I have ever owned. Never had any problems, always ready to go after charging .Drive like a big car, makes you feel good.

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