Are you in the market for a new Smart car? Discerning drivers everywhere are discovering the versatility and functionality of Smart cars. Cars in the Smart brand are masterpieces when it comes to intelligent driving. They’re unmatched for everyday city driving, able to squeeze into the tightest parking spots with ease. Meanwhile, they pack all the power that commuters will ever need, and their fuel efficiency is second to none. Regardless of your driving style, there is a Smart car for you. With model names like Pure, Passion and Prime, Smart cars very much hone in on what matters to you, the driver. New for 2017 is the updated Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, available in all three of the top Smart models. Giving each model a range of 80 miles, the three-phase synchronous motor and 17.6 kWh battery grants the driver a seamless drive. Some models even charge in as little as 2.5 hours. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle and you’re interested in a Smart car, read on to learn more about the top three options and what they can offer you.
Top 3 Smart Cars of 2017:
The Pure is the most affordable of the Smart car models. It comes with a 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 89 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel economy, it gets a whopping 31/34 mpg city/highway. In terms of features, it comes with air conditioning with automatic climate control, 3-spoke multi function steering wheel, 3.5 inch color display, and power windows. It also comes standard with smart radio and Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming. If you’re interested in safety features, rest assured that the pure comes standard with electronic stability program with hill start assist, anti-lock brakes, 8 airbags, and crosswind assist.
- 89-horsepower turbocharged engine.
- Numerous interior features.
- Hill-start assist adds safety on starting from stops.
The Passion model comes with a 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 89 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel economy, it gets an impressive 33/35 mpg city/highway. In terms of features, the Passion comes standard with automatic climate control, 3.5 inch color display, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, powered and heated mirrors, retractable cargo cover, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and tailgate storage compartment. In terms of safety, it comes with the ESP (electronic stability program with hill start assist), anti-lock brakes, and crosswind assist. It also comes with eight airbags.
- Also gets a turbocharged engine.
- Gets EPA fuel ratings of 33/35 mpg.
- Has a retractable cargo cover and a tailgate storage compartment.
In terms of performance, the Prime model gets the same numbers as the Pure and the Passion models. What’s different, however, is the prime has a gorgeous panoramic sunroof for you to use on beautiful sunny days. In terms of features, it comes with air conditioning with automatic climate control, black leather upholstery, ambient lighting, heated seats, height-adjustable driver’s seat, powered and heated mirrors, cruise control, center console with pullout compartment, a dashboard mounted tachometer and clock, and tailgate storage compartment. It is the best value of all the Smart cars.
- Same turbocharged engine as the Passion and Pure models.
- Numerous power features.
- Panoramic sunroof.
Smart cars have changed the landscape of the commuter car market, and for good reason. These cars offer advantages not offered by many other vehicles. And while they’re too small for people with large families—and while they’re not advised for people who spend lots of time outdoors—there are few better options for people who live and work in the city. Learn more about the latest Smart cars to be hitting dealership showrooms near you.