Smart Fortwo Reliability

Introduced in 1998, it is now in its third generation as an economical, rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive hatchback vehicle. The Smart Fortwo is manufactured and marketed by Smart, a division of the German multinational Daimler AG. The 1998 Paris Motor Show marked the introduction of the first generation, designated as the W450 build series internally.


The hatchback microcar is available in a 3-door hatchback and 2-door convertible. It is marketed in 46 countries worldwide. Smart’s name is derived from a cooperative venture between Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART. The Fortwo nameplate is related to its two-person seating capacity. As of 2004, the Fortwo was known as the smart city-Coupé. In 2017, the Fortwo has a 0.9-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 89 horsepower. Optional transmissions include a six-speed automatic and a five-speed manual. 


As a result, Smart doesn’t seem to be very reliable. The reliability Index has been less than sympathetic since owners have reported many faults. Nevertheless, some owners have reported that they have had no problems with their Smart models, and have given them high ratings for reliability. This is not the case with Smart’s hatchback. The Smart Fortwo Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, making it the 16th best subcompact car out of 21.

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SMART cars are safe for a number of reasons. There is a Tridion safety cell in SMART cars that surrounds the occupants as well as acts as a strong protective cage, preventing any distortion and keeping those inside safe if there is an accident.

Depreciation Rate

In the first three years following their purchase, smart vehicles depreciate by an average of 40 percent. A 2019 smart Fortwo is predicted to depreciate at a positive 3% rate and will actually appreciate in value by approximately $210 over the next five years.

Maintenance and Repair

In a year, Smart Fortwo maintenance costs amount to $751, which means that it costs more than the average vehicle. In addition to these factors, Smart reliability is also impacted by an average of 0.3 annual repair visits and an 8% probability of a severe repair. 


Is Smart Fortwo a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Smart Fortwo is a Rear Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Smart Fortwo?   

The Smart Fortwo is a car with 2 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Two-Seaters    

What is the horsepower in a Smart Fortwo and does it have a turbo?    

The Smart Fortwo has 89  horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Premium Unleaded I-3 with a displacement of 1.0 L The fuel system is: MPI.    

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How much ground clearance does the Smart Fortwo have?    

5.2 inches ( 13,21 cm )    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Smart Fortwo has 16 X 4.5 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 16 X 5.5 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

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