With its easy to park size, the 2010 Smart fortwo is just under 9 feet long. All trims offer 1-liter 3-cylinder engine that pump out 70hp moving two passengers 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway according to EPA-estimated ratings. Standard features include front and side curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring system with the option to add daytime running lights. Other features include keyless entry, projector beam halogen headlights and a lockable glove box.Read more Read less
There's not much room for change in the 2010 Smart fortwo, being that it's the smallest, shortest car for sale in the U.S. Surprisingly, there is room for a driver up to six feet, eight inches. It's still available in the base-level Pure coupe and the better-equipped Passion as a coupe or convertible, plus the performance edition by Brabus. An electric version of the car will be sold in small numbers in limited markets starting this summer, but large-scale production won't happen until 2012.
Distinctive design; room for two tall people; great gas mileage; inexpensive
For city commuters with parking and fuel economy concerns, the Smart fortwo is ideal. Its small size means it parks like a dream -- even parallel parking -- and two fortwos can pair up in a standard-sized space. The Smart is rated at 33 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway, for a combined 36 mpg according to the EPA.