2016 Smart Fortwo photo gallery

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2016 Smart Fortwo from the front

2016 Smart ForTwo front view
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart ForTwo. Photo © Aaron Gold

The Smart Fortwo ("For Two") microcar is all new for 2016, and a lot has changed, particularly the styling. Click the thumbnails for a closer look at the 2016 Smart Fortwo, and for details and driving impressions check out my 2016 Smart Fortwo test drive and review.
 

 

The Smart Fortwo has a radically different look for 2016. Don't let that protruding hood fool you, though -- the engine is still in the back of the car.

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2016 Smart Fortwo from the rear

2016 Smart ForTwo rear view
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart ForTwo. Photo © Aaron Gold

The abrupt back end is more familiar. The Fortwo's stubby shape doesn't make for the best aerodynamics, which probably explains why the Smart isn't any more fuel efficient than larger four-door subcompacts.

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2016 Smart Fortwo interior in black

2016 Smart Fortwo interior in black
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo interior in black. Photo © Aaron Gold

This all-black interior is the least colorful choice offered to Smart buyers. There's still plenty of brightwork, lots of storage space, and an easy-to-use control layout. Note the manual transmission; that's now an option on the Fortwo.

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2016 Smart Fortwo interior in blue

2016 Smart Fortwo interior in blue and white
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo interior in blue and white. Photo © Aaron Gold

Other color choices include orange and black, white and black, and this radical blue and white scheme, which is exclusive to the top-of-the-line Fortwo Prime model.

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2016 Smart Fortwo seats

2016 Smart Fortwo seats
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo seats. Photo © Aaron Gold

The Fortwo is now four inches wider, which means that the driver and passenger need not constantly bump elbows (unless they want to), As with the previous-generation Smart, there's plenty of leg- and head-room.

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2016 Smart Fortwo split tailgate

2016 Smart Fortwo tailgate
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo tailgate. Photo © Aaron Gold

Smart uses a split tailgate design (why, I'm not sure -- my guess is the bottom half is reinforced for crash protection, which would have made a top-hinged tailgate too heavy). Bottom half is strong enough to support 220 lbs. and has hidden storage, but it doesn't change the fact that split tailgates are a pain.

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2016 Smart Fortwo trunk space

2016 Smart Fortwo trunk
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo trunk. Photo © Aaron Gold

The Fortwo offers 12.2 cubic feet of cargo space, and the back seats are reinforced to keep suitcases from becoming projectiles in a crash. The engine is under the trunk, and during our first day of driving, the trunk floor got very warm... which might not be great for frozen groceries.

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2016 Smart Fortwo cargo cover

2016 Smart Fortwo trunk with divider
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo trunk with divider. Photo © Aaron Gold

This Fortwo has the cargo cover installed. It has a fabric flap that Velcros to the trunk floor and keeps items in the trunk from falling down behind the seats, which is a good idea. But it does eat up some cargo space.

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2016 Smart Fortwo turning radius

2016 Smart Fortwo front wheels
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo front wheels. Photo © Aaron Gold

Because the Smart Fortwo's engine drives the rear wheels, the front wheels have a sharp turning radius, allowing the Fortwo to pull ridiculously narrow U-turns.

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2016 Smart Fortwo engine

2016 Smart Fortwo engine
2016 Smart Fortwo 2016 Smart Fortwo engine. Photo © Aaron Gold

The new Fortwo is powered by a 0.9 liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out 89 horsepower. Transmission choices are a five-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
 

Read more: 2016 Smart ForTwo test drive and review