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2011 smart fortwo Review

Cute as a bug and crawls like one

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Smart fortwo is a very small, inexpensive subcompact car that comes as a coupe or a convertible and is only 106.1 inches long. Its 1.0-liter 3 cylinder engine is married to a five-speed auto manual transmission offering 70 horsepower.

As such a small car, the Smart fortwo has a fuel economy rating of 33 mpg city / 41 mpg highway. It features the Tridion safety cell, which is a reinforced steel cage, as its main safety feature, but also offers airbags and an electronic safety system.

New for 2011

For 2011, the Smart fortwo received a Kenwood navigation system that can be integrated into the dash of the car. Also new is the smart drive app, which integrates an iPhone into the car with a specially designed phone cradle that makes it a media and navigation hub for the driver and passenger with an annual charge of $49.99.


Engine: 1.0L I-3
Transmission: 5-speed automated manual
Body Styles: Coupe, convertible
Trims: pure Hatchback, passion Hatchback, passion Convertible

On the Outside

Smart fortwo uses the car's Tridion safety cell as a focal point of the profile view, and the steel cage can be ordered in a contrasting color to the doors for a striking different look.

From the Inside

The Smart fortwo can be had with bright-colored interior panels as well as two whimsical dashboard gauges, a clock, and a rev counter, while the navigation system is optional.

Driving Performance

The Smart fortwo's 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine takes 12.8 seconds to go 0-60 mph, but you can expect stable handling of the 1808-pound car as it is wide for its length, and the rear tires are wider than the front tires.

Safety Equipment

As for safety, the Smart fortwo features the Tridion safety cell, which is a reinforced steel cage. Standard safety equipment includes an electronic safety program, two front and two side air bags, electronic brake assist, and acceleration skid control.

Gas Mileage

33 mpg city/41 mpg highway


  • Cute body
  • Highway fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Convertible


  • Interior space
  • Low speed
  • Sub-standard warranty


Cute as a bug and crawls like one

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