Compare Smart Fortwo vs. Honda Fit vs. Scion xB

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

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2012 Smart Fortwo 2009 Honda Fit 2010 Scion xB
2012 Smart Fortwo 2009 Honda Fit 2010 Scion xB
2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Passion
  • 2dr Cabriolet Passion
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (SE)


MSRP $12,490 $14,750 $15,850
Invoice $11,616 $14,236 $15,057
Avg. Paid $7,896 $9,035 $11,069

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 9.1 8.9
Critics' Rating 6.0 9.8 8.6
Performance 5.7 8.3 7.8
Interior 8.0 9.1 7.5
Cost to Own 9.5 9.6 9.4
Safety N/A 9.3 9.0
Reliability N/A 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • A lot of standard tech features
  • High safety score
  • Coarse transmission
  • Unstable and underpowered at highway speeds
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low fuel economy ratings
  • Engine lacks passing power
  • Little cargo space with rear seats in use

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 2.4L/144
MPG 34 City / 38 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon


Wheelbase(in) 73.5 98.4 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 161.6 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 60.0 64.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2489 3020

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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Optional Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror 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 90.8 100.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 52.7 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.8 21.7


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup 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 On/Off Switch 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors 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 I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.0/61 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 70 @ 5800 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 68 @ 4500 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
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) 34 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 33 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 10.6 14.0


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


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