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2017 smart fortwo

Original MSRP Range
$14,650--$29,000
Available Style(s)
Convertible, Coupe
MPG
31 MPG City / 38--39 MPG Hwy
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2017 smart fortwo

What We Like

Park-anywhere size; funky interior design; much improved interior quality and engine power from previous version; quirky styling

What We Don't

Surprisingly expensive; slow; fuel economy isn't that great; ride can be harsh; limited regenerative braking on electric model; feels vulnerable in a world of SUVs and trucks

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.1/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2017 smart fortwo?

After the smart coupe was completely redesigned last year, 2017 sees the smart cabrio and smart Electric Drive undergo the same generational changeover. The Brabus performance package also makes its return for those who like to be ironic. See the 2017 smart fortwo models for sale near you

Which fortwo is the Best?

First, we'd think long and hard about whether your parking situation is really that limited. Otherwise, it's just really hard to make a case for the fortwo. But if you must, we like the passion's extra equipment and colorful interior trim choices. Find a smart fortwo for sale

 

How Much Does a 2017 smart fortwo Cost?

The two-seat smart fortwo is available in gas and electric variants, both of which can be had as a solid-roof coupe or part-convertible cabrio model. The gas version is available in pure, passion, prime and proxy trim levels.

The base pure ($14,700) trim can only be had as a coupe. It comes standard with 15-in steel wheels, cruise control, power locks and windows, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a 2-speaker sound system.

The passion ($16,100 coupe; $18,900 cabrio) adds alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver's seat, power heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded interior trim, a cargo cover and, on the cabrio, a power-retractable soft-top roof. These items are available on the pure as standalone options.

The prime ($17,500 coupe; $19,900 cabrio) adds a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights and wipers, LED running/accent lights, fog lamps, leather upholstery and heated front seats. Options include a JBL sound system and a Sport package (16-in wheels, a lowered suspension, a chrome exhaust tip and shift paddles for the obligatory auto-manual transmission). Apart from the leather, these items are optional on the passion.

The proxy ($18,500 coupe; $20,900 cabrio) can only be had with the gas engine. It adds the Sport package, special upholstery and interior trim consisting of blue cloth and white faux-leather, ambient lighting and the JBL sound system.

Available on all but the pure, the Brabus package adds bigger wheels (16-in front, 17-in rear), performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, special styling, a sport steering system and extended leather trim. A forward-collision warning system and touchscreen interface will eventually be optional in 2017.

Exact specification and pricing for the fortwo electric drive was not available at the time of this writing, but it's available only in a single trim level roughly similar to the passion. Additional feature content is added through optional packages.

fortwo Trims

ConvertibleOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
fortwo electric drive passion cabriolet$28,000 / $26,0403 Cylinder / Electric80N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo electric drive prime cabriolet$29,000 / $26,9703 Cylinder / Electric80N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo passion cabriolet$18,900 / $17,5773 Cylinder / Electric89N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo prime cabriolet$19,900 / $18,5073 Cylinder / Electric89N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo proxy cabriolet$20,900 / $19,4373 Cylinder89N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
fortwo electric drive passion coupe$25,290 / $23,5203 Cylinder / Electric80N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo electric drive prime coupe$26,640 / $24,7753 Cylinder / Electric80N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo electric drive pure coupe$23,800 / $22,1343 Cylinder / Electric80N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo passion coupe$16,140 / $15,0103 Cylinder / Electric89N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo prime coupe$17,490 / $16,2663 Cylinder / Electric89N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
fortwo proxy coupe$18,480 / $17,1863 Cylinder89N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
fortwo pure coupe$14,650 / $13,6253 Cylinder / Electric89N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / Single-SpeedRWD
Safety

Is the 2017 smart fortwo a Safe Car?

That black, silver or white bit of trim that wraps around the smart fortwo isn't just there for decoration. It's actually something called the "Tridion safety cell," which provides the fortwo with immense strength and crashworthiness despite its tiny size. Beyond that, the fortwo comes with antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum), traction and stability control, crosswind assist (gas only), side airbags that cover the body and head, and knee airbags. A forward-collision warning system is optional.

The government gave the fortwo 4-star overall and front-crash ratings along with a 5-star side-crash rating. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the best possible rating of Good in the moderate-overlap front and side crash tests.

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Power Tailgate Release

Competition

2017 smart fortwo vs the competition

2017 Honda Fit -- For roughly the same price as the smart, you can get a car that's vastly more spacious, more efficient, better-equipped, more comfortable, more powerful, better suited to the highway and cheaper to maintain. Ironically, it can't fit in as many tight parking spots.

2017 FIAT 500 -- It's been a while since it's undergone a redesign, but the 500 offers small proportions, more interior space than the smart and a quirky retro character. It's also available as the electric 500e.

2017 Chevrolet Spark -- The little Spark offers four doors and more equipment for your money compared to the fortwo, but it can't match the smart's more premium vibe and funky styling. It too can be had as an EV.

Used MINI Cooper -- The MINI Cooper may not be as parking-friendly as the smart, but good grief, what type of shoebox are you parking in? This is by far the premium subcompact to get, but given its heftier price tag, it may be necessary to consider a used or certified pre-owned MINI.

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