Parkers overall rating: 3.3 out of 5 3.3
  • Two seats only, obviously...
  • Boot space is minimal
  • There's just enough cubby holes inside

This one's easy – it's a two seater with no pretensions of being anything other than a city car. Boot space is limited to 350 litres, but that’s spread around the cabin depending upon how the seats are arranged. You can fold the passenger seat flat, which unlocks maximum load area for longer items such as flat-pack furniture.

The split tailgate is novel, and we like the glass hatchback that you lift up if you don't need to fold down the main tailgate. There’s a pull-out tray and double cup-holders in the central console, while there are luggage hooks in the boot and pockets on the doors for maps and such like.

Smart EQ Fortwo (2020) boot space

Smart EQ Fortwo safety

  • Not tested since 2014 by Euro NCAP
  • ...and it was a four-star car back then

The Smart EQ Fortwo hasn't been tested in its current form yet by Euro NCAP but the changes over the old Fortwo are fairly minor, so these results should still stand. According to Euro NCAP, the Fortwo was commended for its stiff passenger cell, which provided plenty of protection – especially when considering most impacts involving a Fortwo will be low speed ones.

Standard Smart Fortwo safety equipment includes five airbags, automatic hazard warning lights in the event of a crash, crosswind assist, stability control, hill-start assist (to stop you rolling backwards when making off from a hill), ISOFIX child seat lashing point for passenger seat, a seatbelt reminder and a tyre pressure monitor.

The Fortwo has been crash-tested head-on against a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, with both vehicles going 50mph, and thanks to the clever safety cell it survived very well indeed. The main structure was intact, the driver’s footwell undamaged and you could even open the door to get out.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Smart EQ Fortwo Coupe.

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

Edition 1 equipment

Edition 1 standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Edition Nightsky equipment

Edition Nightsky standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Edition Nightsky optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Passion Advanced equipment

Passion Advanced standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Passion Advanced optional equipment
None available

Prime equipment

Prime standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
Prime optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control

Prime Exclusive equipment

Prime Exclusive standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
Prime Exclusive optional equipment
None available

Pulse Premium equipment

Pulse Premium standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Pulse Premium optional equipment
None available
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Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Smart EQ Fortwo Coupe was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 82%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 56%
Safety Assist: 56%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.