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Smart Fortwo Cabriolet review

2007 - 2014 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £9,168 - £21,895
Used prices £903 - £6,929
Road tax cost £0 - £150
Insurance group 2 - 15
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 377 - 617 miles
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Available fuel types



Fully electric

Pros & cons

  • Great in the city
  • Well built
  • Easy to park
  • Economical and cheap to run
  • CDI diesel available
  • Too small for the needs of many
  • Wooden handling out of town
  • Jerky gear change

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


This is the convertible version of the car that most people know simply as the Smart car – although it looks very similar the normal coupe. The model’s picked up a cult following since being launched in right-hand drive form in 2001 and is now an everyday sight in towns and cities up and down the country. It’s easy to see why: it’s fun, simple to park, cheap to run and well equipped for urban life.

The cheeky cabriolet version injects an extra dose of fun and feel-good factor in the summer thanks to a fabric roof that quickly folds down. Unfortunately it shares the same sluggish gearbox as the coupe model and is not great on open roads. However, there is a Brabus version available which adds more power and a sporty bodykit.