2017 Smart Fortwo Is Fully Redesigned

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The Smart Fortwo has had a complete redesign for 2017, as it has with every other model year introduced. It isn’t the most practical car, in any form, but its diminutive size means that it will go just about anywhere within an urban environment.

Available in standard form, or convertible and there is also now a full electric version; if you’re after something small, fun and funky, the Smart should just have about have the options covered for you.

2017 Smart Fortwo Release date

The 2017 Smart Fortwo is available now. Clicking on the Smart website gives you the option of building up your own Smart and configuring it exactly as you want it – with all the options available, it’s doubtful that you’ll see another the same.

2017 Smart Fortwo release date: already available

2017 Smart Fortwo Price

A number of trim levels and options are available, but the headlines are that the base model will cost less than $16,000 and the fully loaded flagship will be just under $21,000.

2017 Smart Fortwo Redesign and Сhanges

Being such a small vehicle, safety and equipment plays a large part in what the Smart can offer, standard equipment includes front, side, knee and overhead airbags, ‘Crosswind Assist’, stability control, power windows, central locking, cruise control, power assisted steering, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, LED daytime running lights, horizontally split tailgate and 3.5” touchscreen display. On higher spec trim levels, there will also be smartphone integration and the usual tech that goes with that; USB ports etc.

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2017 Smart Fortwo Trim Levels

The Smart Fortwo comes in four trim levels; Pure, Passion, Prime and Proxy.

It’s worth noting that the Fortwo has no crash rating from either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2017 Smart Fortwo Specs

Under the hood, we’ll see the same old 0.9 liter turbo charged 3-cylinder motor, which packs an 89 BHP and 100 ft/lb punch, which may not be plenty, but it’s certainly adequate. Standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, but there is an option for a 6-speed dual clutch auto, which Smart think that four out of five customers will choose. Surprisingly, the MPG isn’t actually that great, only returning an average of 35 MPG combined.

On the exterior, we’ll see LED lighting (front and back), a shorter hood and wider body ,giving the overall appearance of something a little more aggressive than the previous version. It should also mean that the car feels a lot more stable and smoother to drive when out on the highways (although of course, this really isn’t that much of a vehicle for highways).

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Summary

The new Smart looks cool, but it is still a little clumsy vehicle suitable only in big cities.

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