What is a Smart Car’s top speed?

I’m looking at getting a smaller vehicle and the Smart Car is good on gas. But I also want my car to be able to go fast when I need it to. How fast does the Smart Car go?

Matt Nightingale · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Car ForTwo can reach a top speed of 96 miles per hour.
That’s the top speed of the traditional gas-powered Smart Car. The top speed of the all-electric Smart Car dips to 78 miles per hour—still more than adequate for city driving.
The Smart Car ForTwo’s top speed has changed over the years. Here’s a look at how fast both the gas and electric versions have traveled from generation to generation.
  • First Generation, 1998–2002: 83 miles per hour
  • Second Generation, 2003–2007: 90 miles per hour
  • Second Generation Electric, 2007: 75 miles per hour
  • Third Generation, 2008–2015: 109 miles per hour
  • Third Generation Electric, 2008–2015: 62 miles per hour
  • **Fourth Generation, 2017–present: 96 miles per hour
  • Fourth Generation Electric, 2017–present: 78 miles per hour
It might not be winning any drag races, but if you want to get around town fast, look no further than a Smart Car ForTwo.
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