Compare Smart ForTwo vs. Honda Insight vs. Mini Cooper

Compare the Smart ForTwo against the Honda Insight and Mini Cooper. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the ForTwo, Insight and Cooper stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new ForTwo, Insight and Cooper. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Smart ForTwo 2010 Honda Insight 2010 Mini Cooper
2010 Smart ForTwo 2010 Honda Insight 2010 Mini Cooper
2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Passion
  • 2dr Cabriolet Passion
  • 2dr Cpe Brabus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Brabus
  • LX
  • EX
  • EX with Navigation
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works


MSRP $11,990 $19,800 $18,800
Invoice $11,151 $18,688 $16,920
Avg. Paid $6,015 $9,971 $12,116

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.2 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.0 7.1 8.8
Performance 6.4 7.8 8.5
Interior 8.1 7.6 6.6
Cost to Own 9.7 9.7 8.9
Safety 8.1 9.1 9.2
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable seats
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Highly maneuverable in the city
  • Good driver engagement for a hybrid
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • High safety ratings
  • Excellent fuel economy for a sporty car
  • Good safety scores
  • Many standard safety and interior features
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Sluggish engine
  • Little cargo space
  • Only seats two
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Very little rear-seat room
  • Small cargo space
  • Below-average reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I3 1.0/61 Gas/Electric I4 1.3L/82 Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5
MPG 33 City / 41 Hwy 40 City / 43 Hwy 28 City / 37 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 73.5 100.4 97.1
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 172.3 145.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 66.7 66.3
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 56.2 55.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2723 2568

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Manual Steering Standard
Power Steering Optional Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 45.4 85 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.3 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 52.7 50.3
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 51.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 44.7
Second Hip Room (in) 48.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 31.5 24.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.8


AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard Optional
A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
3 Cylinder Engine Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I3 Gas/Electric I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Displacement 1.0/61 1.3L/82 1.6L/97.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 70 @ 5800 98 @ 5800 118 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 68 @ 4500 123 @ 1000 - 1500 114 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift CVT Manual
Turning diameter 28.7 36.1 35.1


Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 40 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 43 37
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 10.6 13.2


Suspension Type - Front McPherson MacPherson strut MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Torsion-beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


Automatic Standard Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.