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 always, are astoundingly for adults well over six tall, with oodles of and legroom—though wider passengers may relatively close to each Driver and passenger sit high, and visibility is good, especially there are only a couple of of car behind the driver’s head. space behind the seats is however.

Despite the styling no changes have been to the 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder or the automated manual gearbox. And the powertrain that really down the Smart, requiring a lot of to avoid jerky shifts and pitching back and forth on the short wheelbase.

Smarts are enough around town—especially 0 to 30 mph—but start to lose above 50 mph. The handling in traffic is fun, with feedback from the manual no power steering, you don’t it—and the ability to whip the car around tight corners ease and confidence. The brakes are good, 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 question Smart drivers to get, of course, is about The ForTwo has decent—though by no means ratings, courtesy of the so-called safety cell that the protection of a larger car. It comes with the usual brakes and stability control, side airbags as well as

Features are minimal in the base model, which forgoes an audio system, for around Moving up to the high-end Passion and adding dealer-installed accessories—including options from the discontinued sporty model—can raise the tab as as $20,000. For that price, you can get a iQ with three seats and driving behavior—or a much compact sedan with equivalent gas mileage and much capacity for people and their

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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