The most interesting and unique safety feature is the new Crosswind Assist, which detects when the diminutive coupe is being pushed around by strong winds and uses brakes intervention to help steer the car straight.
The fortwo and forfour are available with two new engines and two new transmissions. For the gearbox, choose between a then new "twinamic" six-speed dual-clutch transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox.
The graphics are bright, colorful, and easy to read and tap from the driver's seat. If you don't like it, there's also an option to replace the infotainment screen with a smartphone cradle and use your own phone or tablet.
The Smart compacts are available with either a 1-liter 3-banger that outputs 71 horsepower and 67 pound-feet of torque or a sub-liter (898 cc) turbocharged 3-cylinder option that outputs 90 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque.
The Fortwo now boasts what Smart calls "the smallest turning circle of
any car." Thanks to short overhangs, minimal length, and a revised high
steering angle, the compact can flip a U-turn between curbs that are
just 6.95m (about 22.8 feet) apart and walls that are just 7.30 m (24