Figuring out the direct competitors to the all-electric Smart ForTwo can be tough; with the demise of the tiny Scion iQ and the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV, it’s competing with much less expensive minicars or the least pricey all-electric models.
The Chevrolet Spark is a much better vehicle than the Mitsubishi Mirage; both come as five-door hatchbacks, but the latest Spark has modern conveniences and a touch of dash, while the Mirage is just slow, crude, and cheap.
The all-electric Fiat 500e is available on cheap leases and its rear seat is hardly usable, so it’s a direct competitor—but it’s only sold in California.
The Mini Cooper hardtop is stylish, fun to drive, and small, though not nearly as small as it used to be, so perhaps it’s a competitor in the cheeky, unusual arena.
But we keep coming back to the Honda Fit, admittedly one size up.
It’s our favorite subcompact urban hatchback, and the spacious and flexible interior gives it unparalleled utility in a package that’s still (relatively) easy to park.
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|Electric||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-3||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3|
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|pure coupe||4-Door HB Manual LS||LX Manual||ES Manual||Oxford Edition FWD|
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