2019 smart fortwo

Original MSRP Range
$23,900 - $29,100
Available Style(s)
Convertible, Coupe
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3 vehicles starting at $13,995
2019 smart fortwo

What We Like

  • Park-anywhere size
  • Funky interior design
  • Quirky styling
  • Still available as coupe or convertible

What We Don't

  • Very limited range
  • Surprisingly expensive
  • Ride can be harsh
  • Limited regenerative braking
  • Feels vulnerable in a world of SUVs and trucks
  • Lowercase spelling of brand and grades is annoying


Expert Rating

3.0/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5


What's New in the 2019 smart fortwo?

The nameplate is changed from smart fortwo to smart EQ fortwo. See the 2019 smart EQ 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 EQ fortwo, given its drawbacks and competitors. Find a smart EQ for sale

How Much Does a 2019 smart fortwo Cost?

The 2-seat EQ fortwo is available only with electric drive. The solid-roof coupe is available in pure, passion and prime trims, while the part-convertible cabrio model is only available in passion. Prices include the $750 factory destination fee. It still qualifies for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

The base pure ($23,800) trim comes standard with 15-in steel wheels, a rearview camera, cruise control, power locks and windows, automatic climate control, a flat-folding passenger seat, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth, a USB port, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a 2-speaker sound system. Simulated leather upholstery is an option.

The passion ($26,140 coupe; $28,850 cabrio) adds alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver's seat, heated power mirrors, upgraded interior trim and a cargo cover. These items are available on the pure as stand-alone options. The cabrio passion has a power-retractable soft-top roof. This trim level also opens the door to additional color options.

The prime ($27,490 ) adds a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights and wipers, fog lamps, leather upholstery and heated front seats. These items are available as stand-alone options on the passion. Options for the prime 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).

fortwo Trims

ConvertibleOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
EQ fortwo passion cabriolet$28,100 / $26,274Electric80N/ASingle-SpeedRWD
EQ fortwo prime cabriolet$29,100 / $27,209Electric80N/ASingle-SpeedRWD
CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
EQ fortwo passion coupe$25,390 / $23,740Electric80N/ASingle-SpeedRWD
EQ fortwo prime coupe$26,740 / $25,002Electric80N/ASingle-SpeedRWD
EQ fortwo pure coupe$23,900 / $22,347Electric80N/ASingle-SpeedRWD

Is the 2019 smart fortwo a Safe Car?

That bit of contrasting 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, side airbags that cover the body and head and knee airbags. A forward-collision warning system and rear park assist are stand-alone options on the upper two grades.

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


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
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2019 smart fortwo vs the competition

2019 Fiat 500e -- It's been a while since it's undergone a redesign, but the 500e offers city-friendly proportions, more interior space than the smart and a quirky retro character. It can also go considerably further on a charge. Its main drawback is that it's only available in California and Oregon.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric -- Yes, the Ioniq has a higher base price, but it's not that much higher and you get way more car for the money. It's also surprisingly spacious and fun to drive. One of the better electric choices.

2019 Nissan Leaf -- The Leaf was completely redesigned for 2018, and again, although pricier than the smart, it's a far superior car -- electric or otherwise.

Used Chevrolet Spark -- Want an inexpensive electric car? Consider a used or certified pre-owned (CPO) Chevrolet Spark. It's considerably more spacious than the smart and goes 30 extra miles on a charge. Oh, and since we're talking used Sparks, expect pricing to be about $10,000 less than a smart fortwo electric.

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