Compare Smart Fortwo vs. Scion iQ vs. Mazda Mazda2

Compare the Smart Fortwo against the Scion iQ and Mazda Mazda2. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Fortwo, iQ and Mazda2 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, iQ and Mazda2. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Smart Fortwo 2013 Scion iQ 2013 Mazda Mazda2
2013 Smart Fortwo 2013 Scion iQ 2013 Mazda Mazda2
2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Passion
  • 2dr Cabriolet Passion
3dr HB (Natl)
  • 3dr HB (Natl)
4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Auto Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Touring
  • 4dr HB Auto Touring


MSRP $12,490 $15,495 $14,720
Invoice $11,616 $14,720 $14,525
Avg. Paid N/A $12,557 $12,581

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.2 7.6 7.7
Critics' Rating 5.6 7.2 7.5
Performance 5.3 6.5 8.2
Interior 7.4 6.9 7.0
Safety 9.3 8.7 8.2
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0
Cost to Own N/A 9.6 9.5

Pros & Cons

  • Very maneuverable in the city
  • Spacious seating for two
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Easy to park
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Supportive front seats
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Jerky transmission
  • Minimal cargo space
  • No standard air conditioning or radio
  • Very little cargo space
  • Underpowered engine
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Fewer available features than rivals offered
  • Cramped back seat
  • Meager cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I3 1.0/61 Gas I4 1.3L/81 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 34 City / 38 Hwy 36 City / 37 Hwy 29 City / 35 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Hatchback Hatchback


Wheelbase(in) 73.500 78.70 98.0
Length, Overall (in) 106.100 120.10 155.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.400 66.10 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 59.10 58.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2127 2306

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
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard 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 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 45.400 73.80 87.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.700 37.70 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 40.90 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.000 53.10 52.8
Front Hip Room (in) 45.400 53.90 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 35.90 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 28.60 33.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.20 51.2
Second Hip Room (in) 33.80 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 27.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.800 16.70


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard 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

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard 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 1.3L/81 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 70 @ 5800 94 @ 6000 100 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 68 @ 4500 89 @ 4400 98 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter 28.700 26.40 32.16


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 37 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.700 8.50 11.3


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam Torsion Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


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