Smart Small / City car reviews

If a city car is top of your shopping list, then browse through our reviews to find out which small car would suit your lifestyle. 

Nippy, compact, great for city driving, small cars are good first cars as well as handy for driving around town. With fun engines and quirky looks, city cars can hold their own for longer journeys too these days. 

We have a wide range of small cars for sale listed on the site, plus expert advice about small 4x4 cars, small cars with big boots, and fun fast city cars. Read our Smart small cars reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners’ reviews.

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  • Smart Fortwo Cabriolet (2016 - 2019) Review

    UK's smallest convertible gets more appealing

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £4,847 - £14,048

    PROS

    • Power roof a doddle
    • Extra width affords elbow room
    • Dual-clutch auto infinitely better
    • The cheapest cabrio in the UK

    CONS

    • Ugly front end
    • Premium-free Renault switchgear
    • Limited boot space
    • Expensive
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  • Smart Forfour (2015 - 2019) Review

    City car cheekiness at a premium price

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £3,380 - £13,265

    PROS

    • Practical features
    • Easy to manoeuvre
    • Low running costs
    • Premium chic appeal

    CONS

    • Expensive to buy
    • Rivals are quicker
    • Not the most efficient
    • Electric Drive has limited range
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  • Smart Fortwo Coupe (2015 - 2019) Review

    Compact two-seater city is quirky, but niche

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £3,454 - £14,106

    PROS

    • Efficient engines
    • Fun handling
    • Surprisingly practical

    CONS

    • Larger ForFour better value
    • Rivals cheaper
    • Compromised outside of town and city environments
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  • Smart Fortwo Coupe (2007 - 2014) Review

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £759 - £8,525

    PROS

    Great around town, stylish looks, fits into the smallest of spaces, cheap to run, amazingly frugal diesel available

    CONS

    Sluggish automatic gearbox, shallow boot, inert steering

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  • Smart Forfour (2004 - 2006) Review

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    Used price: £376 - £2,537

    PROS

    Neat styling, unique cabin design, performance Brabus version available, decent cdi diesel

    CONS

    Few around on the second hand market, sluggish automatic gearbox, some lacklustre engines

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  • Smart Roadster Coupe (2003 - 2007) Review

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £620 - £5,447

    PROS

    Funky image, great fun to drive, very economical and cheap to run, characterful turbocharged engine, Brabus version available

    CONS

    Limited luggage space, some scratchy interior plastics, noisy at motorway speeds

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