Compare Smart Fortwo vs. Honda Fit vs. Hyundai Elantra

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

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2011 Smart Fortwo 2011 Honda Fit 2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Smart Fortwo 2011 Honda Fit 2011 Hyundai Elantra
2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Passion
  • 2dr Cabriolet Passion
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
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MSRP $12,490 $15,100 $14,945
Invoice $11,616 $14,572 $14,536
Avg. Paid $6,788 $11,191 $11,799

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 6.5 9.6 9.3
Performance 6.1 8.4 8.4
Interior 7.9 9.0 8.8
Cost to Own 9.6 9.5 9.4
Safety N/A 9.3 10.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Navigates city easily
  • Innovative storage options for cargo
  • Spacious passenger accommodations
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
  • Great fuel economy
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Class-exclusive available heated rear seats
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Underpowered, noisy engine
  • Little cargo space
  • Unimpressive reliability rating
  • Mixed reviews on performance
  • Bluetooth isn’t available
  • Engine could be more powerful

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
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 27 City / 33 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 73.5 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 161.6 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 66.7 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 60.0 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2489 2661 (est)

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire 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
Cruise Control Optional Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Optional Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional 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 95.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 52.7 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 51.5 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 33.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.8 14.8


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Optional Standard Optional


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard 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 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 68 @ 4500 106 @ 4800 131 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 28.7 34.4 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 33 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 10.6 12.8


Suspension Type - Front McPherson Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Torsion beam Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


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