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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Forfour has four airbags as well as the structurally-impressive Tridion safety cell which helped it to achieve a good four star (out of five) rating in official Euro NCAP tests. ESP stability control, which prevents the car form losing control in a skid, is standard on all models along with remote central locking and an immobiliser.

This is the most practical Smart car and it shows in the rear seats. Along with the conventional 60/40 split fold system, the rear bench also slides backwards or forwards to increase rear passenger room or boot space. However, with the rear seats slid back the boot is fairly small while a high load lip means it's not particularly user friendly if you have heavy items to lift out.

There are plenty of storage areas up front, including a large dash-bin above the glovebox, although the narrow door bins aren't very useful.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Smart Forfour (04-06).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Brabus equipment

Brabus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Brabus optional equipment
None available

Coolstyle equipment

Coolstyle standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
Coolstyle optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Passion equipment

Passion standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Passion optional equipment
None available

Pure equipment

Pure standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Pure optional equipment
None available

Purestyle equipment

Purestyle standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Steel wheels
Purestyle optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Smart Forfour (04-06) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 2 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

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.