Compare Smart ForTwo vs. Honda Fit vs. Honda Civic

Compare the Smart ForTwo against the Honda Fit and Honda Civic. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the ForTwo, Fit and Civic 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, Fit and Civic. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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Optional Optional
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2010 Smart ForTwo 2010 Honda Fit 2010 Honda Civic
2010 Smart ForTwo 2010 Honda Fit 2010 Honda Civic
2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Passion
  • 2dr Cabriolet Passion
  • 2dr Cpe Brabus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Brabus
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
LX Automatic Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Manual Coupe
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires and Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation and Summer Tires
  • GX Natural Gas Vehicle Automatic Sedan


MSRP $11,990 $15,700 $18,405
Invoice $11,151 $15,148 $16,956
Avg. Paid $6,015 $10,738 $11,325

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 9.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.0 9.6 9.6
Performance 6.4 8.5 8.5
Interior 8.1 9.1 8.2
Cost to Own 9.7 9.6 9.4
Safety 8.1 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable seats
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Highly maneuverable in the city
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Large cargo area
  • High safety and reliability scores
  • Scored well in crash tests
  • High reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Sluggish engine
  • Little cargo space
  • Only seats two
  • Front-seat passengers may want more legroom
  • Engine could use more power
  • Stability control isn’t standard
  • Cramped back seat
  • Few standard features
  • Small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I3 1.0/61 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 33 City / 41 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 73.5 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 161.6 176.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 66.7 69.0
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 60.0 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2575 2754

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Manual Steering Standard
Power Steering Optional Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 45.4 90.8 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 52.7 53.7
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 51.5 51.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 37.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 52.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 51.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.8 12.0


AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Optional Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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 I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.0/61 1.5L/91.4 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 70 @ 5800 117 @ 6600 140 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 68 @ 4500 106 @ 4800 128 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 28.7 34.4 35.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 10.6 13.2


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


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard 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.