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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Smart ForTwo

Overall verdict
Far, far better than the last one, but still likely to remain a niche purchase.


Vast improvement over the old ForTwo, better drivetrain


Still too impractical for many, hardly cheap, design purity has been lost


What is it?

The all-new version of the most compact city car out there. Born of Smart’s tie-up with Renault, a marriage that’s also yielded a new ForFour and Twingo, the new ForTwo retains the 269cm length of its predecessor (despite the addition of a small safety-inspired ‘bonnet’) but gains 11cm in width

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
0.9 Turbo 109 BRABUS Xclusive 2dr Auto
9.5s 102g/km 62.8 109 £20,010
The cheapest
1.0 Pure 2dr
14.4s 93g/km 68.9 71 £9,820
The greenest
Electric drive Prime Premium 2dr Auto
11.5s 0g/km 82 £21,220
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