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2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive 2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Ford Focus
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive 2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Ford Focus
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cabriolet
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium


MSRP $25,000 $16,700 $16,200
Invoice $23,250 $16,229 $15,269
Avg. Paid N/A $14,255 $13,252

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.3 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.2 9.0 9.3
Performance 6.5 8.8 8.4
Interior 7.7 7.5 7.5
Safety 9.9 9.2 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.5
Cost to Own N/A 9.2 9.2

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious front seats
  • Very easy to park
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Minimal cargo space
  • Unresponsive steering
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG N/A 25 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sedan Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 73.5 103.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 180.9 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 69.1 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 57.9 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2108 2866 2907

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 Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 2 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 45.4 94.1 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.9 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.0 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 54.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.8 11.8 13.2


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 47-74 @ - TBD - 148 @ 6500 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 100 135 @ 4500 146 @ 4450
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 28.7 34.2 36


Electric Fuel System Standard
Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.4


Suspension Type - Front McPherson MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Optional
1-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
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.