Used 2013 smart fortwo

2013 smart fortwo
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2013 smart fortwo


  • Surprisingly roomy interior
  • easy to park in tight spaces.


  • Dated design
  • irritating auto-manual transmission for gas models
  • spartan interior
  • anemic performance
  • rough ride on highway
  • base model's lack of common standard features.
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Used 2013 smart fortwo for Sale

smart fortwo 2013 passion coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)
52,494 miles
Used 2013
smart fortwo
passion coupe
28.5 mi away
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
smart fortwo 2013 passion coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)
43,125 miles
Used 2013
smart fortwo
passion coupe
Koons of Woodbridge
30.9 mi away
Est.Loan: $90/mo
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$131 Below Market
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smart fortwo 2013 passion coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)
18,326 miles
Used 2013
smart fortwo
passion coupe
36.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet,Loaner

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Edmunds' Expert Review

While the 2013 Smart Fortwo can be parked almost anywhere, a major plus for city dwellers, its unrefined powertrain and questionable value proposition make it hard to recommend.

vehicle overview

Anyone who's ever endlessly circled a city block or mall parking lot in a search of an open spot has seen them: those partial spaces that go to waste because some inconsiderate person couldn't be bothered to park properly within their space. If you can relate, there is a solution: the 2013 Smart Fortwo.

Broadly popular in European cities where bagging the elusive parking space has been raised to an art form, these two-seat coupes and convertibles are quite literally built for the urban environment. At just under 9 feet long, a Smart Fortwo will slide into fractional spaces -- even parked perpendicular to the curb -- that you wouldn't give a second thought to in another car.

For every driver who views the Fortwo's two-seat interior as a liability, there are plenty of commuters and singles for whom this is a non-issue. The Smart car's tiny 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine is also likely to take many prospective buyers a lot further on a gallon of fuel than whatever they're driving now. Then there's the standout styling, which is virtually guaranteed to be a conversation starter in parking lots and gas stations.

All that said, the 2013 Smart Fortwo does have several significant flaws that keep us from recommending it. Topping that list is an irritating automated manual transmission whose herky-jerky action makes for a thoroughly unrefined driving experience. And while this pint-size people mover is certainly capable of reaching highway speeds, lots of road noise, a choppy ride and buffeting from wind and passing trucks will likely discourage long road trips. Finally, while those fuel economy numbers aren't bad, there are now plenty of competing models that offer both a backseat and equal or even superior fuel mileage numbers.

With all that in mind, we'd strongly suggest considering some of the many worthy alternatives. If you absolutely must have the smallest car on the block, you should also test-drive the only slightly larger three-seat 2013 Scion iQ. If it's maximum mpg you're after, you'd do well to look at the compact 2013 Toyota Prius C or the diesel-powered Volkswagen Golf TDI. For zippy performance in a small, gas-sipping package, the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Mini Cooper would be our top picks.

2013 smart fortwo configurations

The 2013 Smart Fortwo is offered in both coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles. Coupes are available in a stripped-down Pure trim level and a better-equipped Passion model. The convertible is only offered in the Passion trim level and features a powered soft top with a sunroof-like front section that can be opened independently.

The entry-level Pure model's list of standard features includes 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power door locks and manual windows. Options include a Cruise Control package that bundles cruise control and a trip computer, while other common standard features like a radio and air-conditioning are extra-cost options.

Stepping up to the Passion model gets you 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, see-through roof panels (coupe only), heated power outside mirrors, automatic climate control, power windows, a three-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles, a driver's armrest and a two-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and USB connection. Options here include a Comfort package (electric power steering, leather upholstery, heated seats, retractable cargo cover), a Style package (distinctive 15-inch alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, dashboard gauges) and a Technology package (navigation system and a seven-speaker surround-sound audio system). Some of these features are offered as stand-alone options, along with LED daytime running lights, foglights and center console storage.

2013 Highlights

For 2013, the Smart Fortwo gets mildly updated exterior styling, a driver seat armrest on top Passion models and a leather upholstery option. An electric version of the Fortwo, dubbed the Electric Drive, is also set to debut.

Performance & mpg

Powering the 2013 Smart Fortwo is a rear-mounted 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that delivers 70 horsepower and 68 pound-feet of torque. This is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automated manual transmission.

In Edmunds testing, a Smart Fortwo went from zero to 60 mph in a glacial 14.1 seconds on its way to a 90 mph top speed. Though its fuel capacity is only 8.7 gallons, the range is acceptable considering its EPA-estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg city/38 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined. Premium fuel is required, however.

With a 55kW electric motor and a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Smart Fortwo Electric generates a continuous 47 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque. A burst mode can briefly increase that output to around 70 hp. That's good enough to propel the Fortwo Electric from zero to 60 mph in an estimated 11.5 seconds. The EV tops out at 78 mph, however.


Standard safety features on the 2013 Smart Fortwo include antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, hill-start assist and eight airbags including front, knee, side-impact and side curtain. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Fortwo earned the top rating of Good in frontal-offset and side impacts.


Driving the 2013 Smart Fortwo around town is a passable experience as you zip in and out of traffic in ways that are just not possible with larger cars. The fact that two Smart cars parked end to end are still shorter than a full-size SUV like the Chevrolet Suburban gives you some idea of the parking possibilities this microcar opens up. Handling is secure, but the combination of a too-firm suspension and a short wheelbase creates a harsh ride quality that can become tiresome on long drives.

The 1.0-liter three-cylinder mounted behind the front seats provides decent power both on city streets and the highway, though it begins to feel a little winded at interstate speeds. The real annoyance is the performance of the five-speed automated transmission that produces unacceptably slow, jerky gearchanges in "automatic" mode. Shifting manually mitigates this flaw somewhat, but it's not an overstatement to say this transmission ruins what otherwise might be an all-around decent driving experience.


From the outside, you might not expect the passenger cabin of the 2013 Smart Fortwo to feel so spacious. The large windshield and see-through roof panels on the coupe and retractable front section of the convertible's top create an airy feeling. Both the driver and passenger seats offer generous amounts of head- and legroom. Open the rear hatch and you have a small but workable 8-cubic-foot cargo hold that can be expanded in a pinch via the fold-flat front passenger seat. With the battery pack placed under the floor, the Fortwo Electric provides the same size cargo area as its gasoline counterpart.

The interior on the entry-level Pure leaves lots to be desired, lacking features most modern buyers expect like a radio, air-conditioning and power windows. The top Passion trim level is much more acceptable in this regard and can be decked out with all the toys if you're so inclined, though this can drive the price to head-scratching heights.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 smart fortwo.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Our smart fortwo
Bruce Duvall,08/02/2016
I purchased this car to tow behind my Motorhome. It is really a hoot to drive. It handles very well and holds the road like glue. The brakes stop very well. And the steering is nice and firm.
Should have been flushed along time ago
Chaz Jasperson (Fool who didd'nt buy the VW),06/24/2016
Girls think its "cute" only because their boyfriends inform them that its really a pile of crap wrapped in a poorly snapped together plastic body [non-permissible content removed].This "CAR" makes you think it was the model car you snapped together in your youth. But trulley in comparison your plastic model was much better built than this the item your future wife plans on taking those summer night cruises up to make out point in. Yes, I too was once fooled by the thoughts of cheap car insurance (ha ha ha $600 yr) ,great mpg (ha ha ha 25-28mpg) , no dents or scratches always a shiny exterior (ha ha ha plastic "MELTS" and scratches it does and you cant buff them out), most of all thoughts that my piers would be proud of me for making such an economical and responsible choice in my pick of go to a and b and back cars..... hummmmm now crying wishing I'ld got that VW bug insted :*( (my piers laugh at me every time I try to drive by but mostly while I'm waiting on the tow truck so I can get to my 2nd Job at the greasy burger shop (to pay this plastic turd off and flush it once and for all). Please I beage of you if your spouse is considering this mistake please just walk them down memory lane (yupperz the recycling center at the local dump) here you'll find most "DUMBAZZ KARZ" starting their new lives (or where they should had always been) as a Shiny new dash pad of a VW BUG!!!!!
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Features & Specs

34 city / 38 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automated manual
70 hp @ 5800 rpm
122 city / 93 hwy
Seats 2
1-speed direct drive
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2013 smart fortwo Overview

The Used 2013 smart fortwo is offered in the following submodels: fortwo Hatchback, fortwo Convertible, fortwo Electric. Available styles include pure coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM), passion coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM), passion cabriolet 2dr Convertible (1.0L 3cyl 5AM), electric drive coupe 2dr Hatchback (electric DD), and electric drive cabriolet 2dr Convertible (electric DD).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 smart fortwo?

Save up to $131 on one of 3 Used 2013 smart fortwo for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,777 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.7 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 smart fortwo trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 smart fortwo passion coupe is priced between $4,777 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 18326 and52494 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 smart fortwo?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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