2011 smart fortwo vs. Its Competition

2011 Smart Fortwo
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If you like the Fortwo's style but can't stand the powertrain, you might want to wait a year or two (or until your next purchase) for the Smart Electric Drive, a vehicle that in our experience feels more in synch with this minicar's urban mission.

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2011 Ford Fiesta 2011 Ford Fiesta
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2011 Honda Fit Sport2011 Honda Fit
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2011 Toyota Prius2011 Toyota Prius
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2011 Toyota Yaris 4-door Sedan Auto (GS) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Toyota Yaris
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2011 MINI Cooper2011 MINI Cooper
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Smart Fortwo is at its best on congested urban streets; at highway speeds its less-secure feel becomes a liability in several ways.
If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.
The 2011 Honda Fit is like a mini-minivan in some respects, with an incredibly space-efficient design; yet it's peppy, frugal, and fun to drive.
51 mpg city! The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage hybrid on the market, but that doesn't get in the way of practicality or comfort.
The 2011 Toyota Yaris is a great city car for cost-conscious commuters, though those who expect a top-notch list of connectivity features will be disappointed.
The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Gas I3Gas I4Gas I4Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas 4-Cyl
EPA Class     
MinicompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonMid-sizeSubcompactMinicompact
Style Name     
2-Door Coupe Passion4-Door Sedan S5-Door HB Manual5-Door HB I (GS)3-Door Liftback Manual (GS)2-Door Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveFront-wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
2 Door Coupe4-Door Sedan5 Door Hatchback5 Door Liftback3 Door Hatchback2 Door Coupe
Automatic w/manual shiftManualManualCVTManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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