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Car Reviews 2013 Smart Fortwo

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Car Reviews 2013 Smart Fortwo

For the Smart ForTwo continues to be the car on U.S. roads, at less 9 feet long. For the first though, it has a close competitor, the iQ. And the presence of a new minicar, almost as and easy to park as the Smart, brings the flaws of the aging into stark relief, no if it’s propelled by gasoline or by as it is in the Electric Drive model.

The of the 2013 ForTwo—whether basic or the Cabriolet with two removable panels for open-air motoring—is by now an The swoosh line that the passenger compartment is distinctive, and it attracts enormous attention, parked in the city or seen two semis at speed on the highway can be a slightly daunting experience).

For 2013, Smart has restyled front and rear bumper and the door sill moldings. If you such things, you can tell the Smart by the position of its logo which now sits in the middle the grille rather than on the edge of the tiny hood it.

The instrument panel, updated in with textured plastics and metallic trim, remains but functional. Last year, pockets became standard, as did new for the seats and trim. Cruise and ambient lighting are optional, as is a new ‘entryline’ radio.

The seats, as are astoundingly capacious for adults over six feet tall, oodles of headroom and legroom—though passengers may feel relatively to each other. Driver and sit high, and outward visibility is especially since there are a couple of feet of car behind the head. Storage space the seats is minimal, however.

Despite the styling upgrade, no have been made to the 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine or the manual gearbox. And it’s the that really lets the Smart, requiring a lot of practice to jerky shifts and much back and forth on the car’s wheelbase.

Smarts are peppy around town—especially from 0 to 30 start to lose steam 50 mph. The handling in urban is fun, with good from the manual steering—nope, no steering, you don’t need the ability to whip the little car tight corners with and confidence. The brakes are consistently too.

The Smart’s singular asset is the to dart into spaces parked cars that no vehicle could even of occupying. Which is why you see so many in places like New York and San the easiest car in the U.S. to park.

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At however, the ForTwo is capable of cruising, but it’s a nervous traveler and the ride is busy and It’s noisy, too, and just not a lot of spare power on

Perhaps the most surprising of the Smart is its fuel efficiency, at a combined EPA rating of 36 mpg is far from of the larger and far more capacious Prius hybrid, let alone the 70 mpg or people ask about when see the Smart’s tiny size.

The other question Smart tend to get, of course, is safety. The ForTwo has decent—though by no superb—crash-test ratings, courtesy of the Tridion safety cell gives the protection of a larger It also comes with the anti-lock brakes and stability plus side airbags as as front.

Features are minimal in the Pure model, which even an audio system, for $13,000. Moving up to the high-end model, and adding dealer-installed appearance options from the Brabus sporty model—can the tab as high as $20,000. For that you can get a Scion iQ with three and better driving behavior—or a larger compact sedan almost equivalent gas mileage and more capacity for people and stuff.

Smarts are still rare on roads, and while they are cars, you have to value size and ease of parking any number of other characteristics to put the is now a 15-year-old design—at the top of your list. We think most are better served either by a for maximum fuel efficiency, or a conventional compact sedan or

The 2013 Smart models at dealers in spring 2012, and an 2013 Smart Electric model with an entirely new pack and powertrain will sometime in the fourth quarter of Smart says it will be the electric car offered for sale in the

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