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2012 smart fortwo Overview (See Available Styles)

If you’re looking to downsize, things don’t get any smaller than the 2012 smart ForTwo.

The diminutive ForTwo enters the fourth year of its life cycle mostly unchanged from the previous year. People have gotten more used to seeing the pint-sized urban trekker on the roadways so it’s not as much of a head-turner as it once was but for fitting into tight parking spaces and small areas the ForTwo is still unmatched.

Under the hood you’ll find a 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder that’s mated to a standard five-speed auto-manual transmission. We wouldn’t recommend doing this but the 2012 ForTwo’s top speed is 90 mph, which make the ForTwo plenty fast enough even for the highway.

Fuel economy is good as predicted for a car of this size: 34 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway. Keep in mind that premium fuel (91 octane) is recommended for the ForTwo.

The ForTwo is available as a coupe or a cabriolet (convertible) for those who want to let the rays in. Features are divided across a pair of trim levels named “pure” and “passion” (the cabriolet version only comes in passion trim).  As far as standard features go there aren’t many which keeps the price low. Options run the gamut from basic features like air conditioning, a stereo, and power steering, to more luxurious choices such as heated leather seats, panoramic roof, and automatic climate control.

Standard safety features include front and side-impact airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability and traction control.


EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 34 MPG
  • Highway: 38 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Not Avail.
  • Rear Safety: Acceptable

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

16 of 19 (84%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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