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2010 Smart ForTwo Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2010 Smart ForTwo was new.


Interior: 8.1

Overall, reviewers are pleased with the 2010 Smart Fortwo’s cabin. They are surprised by its spacious and comfortable seats, as well as how much cargo they can fit into such a tiny car. Still, those looking for lots of standard features should consider other cars because the Fortwo doesn't come with many. 

  • "Cabin materials are solid and well-assembled, and switchgear has a quality feel. The overall ambiance is budget, however, with lots of hard plastic and very few padded surfaces." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Smart has enough room to comfortably seat tall adults." -- Edmunds
  • "The interior is light and airy and big enough to provide room for someone who's six-five." -- Automobile Magazine


Despite its tiny dimensions, the Fortwo offers a surprisingly roomy cabin for two. Reviewers especially appreciate the upright driving position, which offers good headroom and legroom. The Fortwo’s one drawback is that it can only carry two people. If you need to carry more passengers, check out the Nissan Versa. It offers one of the most spacious and comfortable cabins in its class.

  • "The fortwo may be tiny, but its cabin is impressively roomy. You sit high, with ample head and leg room, allowing even our tallest staff members easy entry and exit." -- Motor Week
  • "Though the Fortwo's cabin is on the snug side, it is still comfortable for two tall adults. Legroom is ample, with an extra 6 inches provided for the passenger seat, which also folds flat for added cargo space." -- Edmunds
  • "The seats are supportive, with good side bolstering. An upright driving position prevents occupants from feeling dwarfed by surrounding traffic. Great visibility all-around. Tall build and wide doors make for easy entry and exit. A lack of a tilt steering column may compromise comfort for some drivers." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

Reviewers appreciate the Fortwo’s simple and tasteful layout, with easy-to-read gauges and materials that are inexpensive but well put together. Still, the Fortwo doesn’t offer many standard features. It includes power door locks with remote keyless entry standard, but an audio system and air conditioning are optional. The main options are heated and leather seats, which are part of the Comfort Package, and an upgraded Smart Premium Sound System.

For more standard features, consider the Kia Soul. It also has the ability to carry four passengers comfortably.

  • "The dash is made of reasonably well assembled plastic, some of which is dressed in cloth that matches the seat upholstery." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "The gauges are easy to see; speedometer is unobstructed, and optional tachometer and clock are situated above the dash in free-standing pods. Controls are simple and well laid out." -- Consumer Guide


The Smart Fortwo offers 7.8 cubic feet of available cargo space up to the beltline and 12 cubic feet if cargo is stacked to the roof. Those numbers are low for the class, but some reviewers are still pleased by how much they could fit into this little car. The Kia Soul is just as stylish as the Fortwo, and offers up to 54.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

  • "At first look, the Smart seems too small to be practical. It's not. Rather, it is a marvel of packaging efficiency." -- Edmunds
  • "Meager overall. ForTwo's rear cargo area is big enough for about six grocery bags. Heat from the rear-mounted engine makes the cargo floor warm to the touch on long trips. A tiny glovebox offers barely enough space for an owner's manual, though assorted cubbies offer some small-item flexibility." -- Consumer Guide

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