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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

You’ve got a choice of three models for the ForTwo – Passion, Price and Proxy. There’s also a limited run of edition #1 models for early buyers.

Standard Smart ForTwo equipment

As you’d hope for a small car at this price point, there’s a fair amount of equipment even on base-spec Passion models. You get 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, the Smart audio system with Bluetooth and your pick of either orange and black, or black and white interior schemes.

Moving up to Prime means different 15-inch wheels, a panoramic glass sunroof (including sun blind), black leather upholstery, heated seats and lane-keeping assist – which beeps at you if the car detects you drifting out of your lane without intending to.

The same price as Prime, the Proxy trim offers buyers 16-inch alloys as well as a blue and white interior finished in false leather and cloth, plus the Sports Package: a leather multifunction steering wheel, 10mm lower suspension, alloy pedals and a chrome exhaust tailpipe.

Optional Smart ForTwo accessories

There’s the option of Premium and Premium Plus packages. The former includes rear parking sensors, the Smart media system with navigation, a height-adjustable steering wheel and heated, electrically adjustable wing mirrors.

Premium Plus is only available on Prime and Proxy models and adds ambient lighting, LED headlamps (including automatic operation with light sensors), automatic windscreen wipers and a rear-view camera to help park.

You can also have a Comfort Package, which includes a height-adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel and heated electric door mirrors.

Black or white paint comes as standard, and there’s a further six optional colours available at extra cost. You’ve got a choice of two safety cell colours on top of standard black, and the grille can be painted in black, white or silver.

Inside the car you can add a removable sub-woofer in the boot and uprated speakers for extra bass from the HiFi, a forward collision warning system (ideal for city driving), heated seats and a smartphone cradle for the Smart audio system. DAB digital radio can be added too.

Edition #1

This special edition model boasts unique colour schemes (white body panels, orange highlights on the exterior and an orange/black interior, the Premium Plus package and the Sports package as standard.

Basic equipment

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

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

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
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control

Blue Edition equipment

Blue Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Blue Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm

Brabus equipment

Brabus standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Brabus optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Brabus Sport equipment

Brabus Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Brabus Sport optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Disturbing London Edition equipment

Disturbing London Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Disturbing London Edition optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Edition 1 equipment

Edition 1 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Traction control

Edition Green equipment

Edition Green standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Edition Green optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Front fog lights

Passion equipment

Passion standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Passion optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

Prime equipment

Prime standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Prime optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Prime Sport equipment

Prime Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Prime Sport optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Proxy equipment

Proxy standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Partial leather seat trim
Proxy optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Pure equipment

Pure standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Pure optional equipment
None available

Red Edition equipment

Red Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Red Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm

Urban Shadow Edition equipment

Urban Shadow Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Urban Shadow Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control

White Edition equipment

White Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
White Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control

Safety

4 out of 5 4.0

There are several safety features on board every ForTwo, with plenty more to add either on higher trim levels or through optional extras.

Standard Smart ForTwo safety equipment includes five airbags, an alarm and immobiliser, a breakdown kit, central locking, automatic hazard warning lights in the event of a crash, crosswind assist (which stops the car veering when a sudden gust hits it), cruise control, automatic door locking, 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.

Prime and Proxy models also get lane-keeping assist, which warns you if you’re drifting out of your lane without indicating.

Cars with the Premium package get rear parking sensors while the Premium Plus package gets you a rear-view parking camera and automatic lights and wipers.

The ForTwo has been crash-tested head-on against an 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 driver’s door.

While the above is very impressive, we noted the lack of any sort of low-speed automatic braking system as seen on many new cars (such as the VW up, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii) so we’re not sure how well the ForTwo will score when tested by EuroNCAP.

Interior & boot space

2.5 out of 5 2.5

This is a small, two-seater city car so Smart ForTwo practicality was never going to be anything other than adequate. The car itself has a maximum luggage capacity of 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.

We’re not going to tell you the boot on the ForTwo is big. It isn’t. It’s very easily accessible though. We like the split tailgate - there’s a glass hatchback that you lift up, and then a metal tailgate which folds down to provide a flat loading surface into the boot. This ‘lip’ can support up to 100kg, so perching on it to tie your shoelaces shouldn’t pose too much problem for most.

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.

There isn’t a lot else to say really, other than your passenger will be happy with the amount of room he or she has if the seat is folded up.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Smart Fortwo Coupe compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Smart Fortwo Coupe 260 litres
Skoda Citigo 251 litres
Fiat 500 Hatchback 185 litres

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