2008 Smart Fortwo: Little Big Car
February 18, 2009
Something to appreciate about our 2008 Smart Fortwo: Even though it's a teeny-tiny car, it's still pretty tall. Driving it I've found myself riding higher than most other compact cars and even at nearly the same level as some crossovers. OK maybe that last part is just my imagination.
In any case, the Smart's unlikely height is why I don't get as intimidated by most cars as I am when I'm in my daily driver, a Corolla. In the Corolla, I fall below most people's line of sight and therefore it feels kinda scary. Can they see me? In the Smart, I can actually see over traffic a bit better on rush-hour crowded freeways.
Just for the heck of it, I thought I'd compare the height of our Smart to some of the other cars in our fleet.
Out of the following long-termers, which do you think is taller than the Smart (60.7 inches tall)?
2009 Audi A4 Avant?
2008 Ford Focus?
2009 Honda Fit?
2009 Mazda 6 i?
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX?
2009 Suzuki SX4?
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI?
The answer after the jump.
Only the Suzuki is the tallest at 60.8 inches. Did you guess right?
2009 Honda Fit -- 60 inches
2008 Ford Focus -- 58.6 inches
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX -- 58.1 inches
2009 Mazda 6 i -- 57.9 inches
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI -- 57.4 inches
2009 Audi A4 Avant -- 56.5 inches
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