Consumer Reviews Summary
6 of 6 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 smart fortwo Overview
- Micro-car, best suited for urban environments
- Available as a coupe or cabriolet
- 38 highway mpg
The diminutive 2014 smart fortwo is still one of the most unique cars around, taking the city car concept to its fullest extension.
The fortwo is tiny in pretty much every way, from size, to its engine, to its price. It is a hair under nine feet long and just over five feet wide, with a 73.5-inch wheelbase that seems like it would be more at home under a golf cart than a car that can run on the highway. Last year, the fortwo got several styling changes which carryover into 2014, including a larger grille and updated front and rear fascias. 15-inch wheels come standard. There are two trim levels, Pure and Passion. The Pure is coupe only, while the Passion is offered as a coupe or a convertible with a power soft-top.
Power comes from a 70-hp, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 68 pounds-feet of torque. It is mated to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The fortwo is also in an interesting twist rear-engine, rear-wheel drive – pretty much the only thing it has in common with a Porsche 911. Top speed has been limited to 90 mph, but that’s plenty for sprints on the highway. Fuel economy ratings are the same for both coupe/convertible models, 34/38 mpg city/highway.
Inside, the fortwo predictably seats two passengers and thanks to its funky shape, offers a surprising amount of headroom. Standard interior features include automatic air conditioning, a flat folding passenger seat for slightly more cargo room, and a leather-covered steering wheel and gearshift knob. A CD stereo, power windows, leather upholstery, a panoramic roof, and heated seats are all optional.
The 2014 fortwo has a body comprised of high-strength steel that is designed to dissipate force incurred during a crash. Coupe models get eight standard airbags, while convertible models offer six. Antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and rollover protection come standard.