2019 smart EQ fortwo Convertible

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What’s new

  • Name changed to align with Mercedes-Benz EQ sub-brand
  • Level 1 charging cable now standard
  • Part of the second-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive introduced for 2017

Pros & Cons

  • A short wheelbase and narrow width make it easy to park
  • Fun and distinctive interior design
  • Uncomfortable ride quality on rough roads and over bumps
  • Pitiful EV range makes it nearly impossible to use for longer trips
  • Large rear blind spots, especially with the convertible
  • Quality of interior materials is pretty poor
MSRP Starting at
$28,100

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Which EQ fortwo does Edmunds recommend?

No amount of add-ons can make the EQ Fortwo luxurious, so we would opt for the midlevel Passion trim. Alloy wheels and a height-adjustable driver's seat go a long way toward making the two-seater more livable. We also like the Climate package with a heated steering wheel and additional insulation in the floor and doors. Hey, anything to quiet the exterior noise a bit.

Edmunds' Expert Review

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The 2019 Smart EQ Fortwo is the brand's U.S. grand finale. The automaker is ending nationwide sales to focus on global business and will have no new 2020 vehicles available in the States. For its swan song, the electric version of its miniature Fortwo is renamed the EQ Fortwo to align with parent company Mercedes-Benz's nomenclature for electric vehicles.

Unfortunately, the name change hasn't come along with any substantial changes. This EQ Fortwo is equipped with the same 17.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which allows just 58 miles of range (57 miles for the convertible Cabrio model). That's less than a quarter of the range of other top electric vehicles such as the Hyundai Kona Electric.

If you need a clean vehicle for short city trips, and you need it to be super easy to park, the EQ Fortwo is worth checking out. Otherwise we say go for a much more capable and enjoyable EV such as the Kona Electric, Mini Cooper SE or Nissan Leaf.

2019 smart EQ fortwo models

The coupe version of the 2019 EQ Fortwo comes in three trim levels: Pure, Passion and Prime. The Cabrio is available only in the Passion trim. Each EQ Fortwo comes with a 17.6-kWh battery and electric motor making 80 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. There are also several options and packages from which to choose. Standard equipment includes:

Pure
Starts you off with:

  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rearview camera
  • Smartphone voice recognition
  • Cruise control
  • 3.5-inch color display in instrument cluster
  • Bluetooth streaming audio connectivity

Passion
Also brings:

  • Alloy wheels
  • Height-adjustable driver's seat
  • Black or two-tone fabric upholstery
  • Heated power mirrors
  • Cargo cover

Prime
Tops the list with:

  • Leather upholstery with contrast stitching
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Foglights
  • Heated seats

Available add-ons include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen with navigation and Android Auto
  • Leather or faux leather interior
  • Ambient lighting
  • Climate package: heated steering wheel, additional insulation
  • Sport package: lowered suspension, black 16-inch wheels and leather-wrapped steering wheel (Prime only)
  • JBL audio system with removable subwoofer (Prime only)

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite EQ fortwo safety features:

    Proximity Warning Function
    Helps avoid collisions by alerting you if the Fortwo is approaching the car in front too quickly.
    Rear Park Assist
    Uses sensors in the rear bumper to alert you when the Fortwo approaches an object while backing up.
    Crosswind Assist
    Detects if the Fortwo is being pushed around in its lane by strong crosswinds and applies brakes to keep it straight.
    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength TestNot Tested
    Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

    smart EQ fortwo vs. the competition

    smart EQ fortwo vs. Fiat 500e

    The second row of the 500e is so cramped that it's tempting to consider it a two-seater. On the other hand, the Fiat offers more usable space than the EQ Fortwo. The 500e also has greater range and a longer wheelbase that enhances comfort. If you want a tiny EV, the 500e simply brings more to the table.

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    smart EQ fortwo vs. Nissan Leaf

    The Nissan Leaf is a very well-rounded electric vehicle. It has room for four full-size adults and at least 150 miles of EV range, with some models reaching 226 miles. Cargo space is still tight, but the driving experience is smooth and the Leaf offers good value against four-door competitors. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Nissan Leaf.

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    smart EQ fortwo vs. Volkswagen e-Golf

    The e-Golf is an electric car that is great at avoiding common EV pitfalls. It has a comfortable ride, plenty of interior space and premium materials throughout. We also really like its handling. The e-Golf's one big drawback is range, at just 125 miles. But of course, that is far more than you'd get in an EQ Fortwo anyway.

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    FAQ

    Is the smart EQ fortwo a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 EQ fortwo both on the road and at the track. You probably care about smart EQ fortwo energy consumption, so it's important to know that the EQ fortwo gets an EPA-estimated 102 mpg-e. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the EQ fortwo has 8.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a smart EQ fortwo. Learn more

    What's new in the 2019 smart EQ fortwo?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 smart EQ fortwo:

    • Name changed to align with Mercedes-Benz EQ sub-brand
    • Level 1 charging cable now standard
    • Part of the second-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive introduced for 2017
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    Is the smart EQ fortwo reliable?

    To determine whether the smart EQ fortwo is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the EQ fortwo. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the EQ fortwo's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2019 smart EQ fortwo a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 smart EQ fortwo is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 EQ fortwo is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2019 smart EQ fortwo?

    The least-expensive 2019 smart EQ fortwo is the 2019 smart EQ fortwo passion 2dr Convertible (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $28,100.

    Other versions include:

    • prime 2dr Convertible (electric DD) which starts at $29,100
    • passion 2dr Convertible (electric DD) which starts at $28,100
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    What are the different models of smart EQ fortwo?

    If you're interested in the smart EQ fortwo, the next question is, which EQ fortwo model is right for you? EQ fortwo variants include prime 2dr Convertible (electric DD), and passion 2dr Convertible (electric DD). For a full list of EQ fortwo models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2019 smart EQ fortwo Convertible Overview

    The 2019 smart EQ fortwo Convertible is offered in the following styles: prime 2dr Convertible (electric DD), and passion 2dr Convertible (electric DD).

    What do people think of the 2019 smart EQ fortwo Convertible?

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    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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