Aug 01, 2008
Reviewed By Stefan Lombard
Price as Tested $29,035

Smart 2.4L iVTEC 4-cylinder feels bigger than 166 hp on flat ground; comfortable seats with excellent positioning. Solid, quiet road presence with good handling. Ample cargo room. Attractive shape. Smart “kid watch” mirror in overhead console.


Rear visibility could be better. Engine feels smaller than 166-hp on any incline.


It looks like a Honda, rides like a Honda, and works like a Honda, which means you could live happily—and cheaply—with it for a long time. Though ultimately underpowered, even the AWD model gets decent fuel economy, returning 27 mpg highway.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Horsepower 166hp
EPA Mileage 27mpg highway

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