2013 smart fortwo Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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2013 smart fortwo

Reviewed by Automotive on 1/30/2013

The Smart fortwo remains the car sold in the U.S. However, many expect, it does not the best fuel efficiency. At 34/38 mpg city/highway, it’s not too to find a roomier car offering gas mileage.

The fortwo also premium fuel, which is not a requirement for vehicles in this class.

However, no one can deny the Smart fortwo is small to get into parking spaces most cars can’t; and on where you live, that be a huge plus. It also has a unique look and customizable And with the introduction of an electric model, the fortwo may begin to those who are seeking green

Whether you’re driving a car for its size or unique look, one is for sure, this car is going to be

New For 2013

The Smart fortwo some small changes to the look in 2013, as well as an electric model, including:

Electric Drive model is

Minor restyling with new and rear bumper fascias and sills

New location for the Smart badge – moved the front of the short hood to the of the wide grille just the bumper


The 2013 Smart comes in two trims: Pure and Passion Coupe. The Passion comes as a cabriolet. The Smart Drive model will be available as both a coupe and

There are a variety of color and customizations available. Buyers can mix and colors on different modular of the car, creating a unique

The fortwo comes with alloy wheels, intermittent and a rear defogger. The Passion and Cabriolet offer BARABUS six-twin-spoke wheels in grey or finish, LED daytime running and Tridion Safety Cell as exterior options. The Passion power convertible roof is

Interior Cargo

Even the 2013 Smart fortwo is on the outside, somehow it is amazingly big on the The interior is relatively roomy and big for two adults, even tall Six-foot-plus drivers will the 39.7 inches of headroom.

The list of standard features on the fortwo includes keyless leather-wrapped steering wheel, trim on shift knob, and 12V outlets. Air-conditioning, heated cruise control, and an auxiliary jack are optional on the Pure. to the Passion provides standard air power mirrors, one-touch windows, and transmission controls on the wheel.

Available options on the fortwo include automatic wipers, light-sensing headlights, LED running lights, foglights, ambient lighting, heated power steering, cruise center console storage, alarm, a four-speaker highline with touchscreen display, and Bluetooth.


Due to its size, there are concerns about safety. the car is small, it performs relatively in crash tests compared to cars of similar size.

In the engineers spent quite a bit of making sure the fortwo is up to par it comes to safety. The frame is by racecar roll cages strong, reinforced steel. The also comes standard Smart’s Electronic Stability which helps keep the car control, plus seatbelt belt force limiters, steering column, eight airbags, anti-lock brakes, seat anchors, and a post-collision system that turns on the lights and cuts fuel to the in the event of a crash.

Driving Experience

Driving and handling is not exactly the reason one a 2013 Smart fortwo. it doesn’t have a lot of power, for its size. The 1.0-liter, three-cylinder lacks responsiveness and the five-speed transmission is rough.

The car tends to jump forward when least expect it and a gust of or even a passing car may make it a hard to handle. The 2013 fortwo doesn’t perform well at high speeds especially on the freeway. Buyers who are for a really small car with of personality will likely the bumpy ride.

The 2013 Smart fortwo welcomes a new electric plug-in to the lineup. The Smart Electric model has an all-new battery and powerful electric motor provides peak power of 55 (74 horsepower) and a sustained rating of 35 kW (47 The car can be charged with a regular socket in about seven although a quick-charging unit charging time dramatically.

says that the electric will offer a similar experience as the other Smart and will have a 90-mile with a top speed of 77 mph.

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