Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio (2014-2019) practicality & boot space

If you want a small electric convertible, there’s nothing else quite like the Smart EQ ForTwo. But be prepared to pack light, because practicality is limited

Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space rating

2.5 out of 5

£24,290 - £25,440
Fuel Type:
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up)
2,695mm1,663mm1,553mm340 litres

Whether you buy the fixed-roof Smart EQ ForTwo Coupe or the Cabrio we’re testing here, you'll own one of the smallest cars on the road. But don’t be fooled; as long as you only need space for two people, the ForTwo is plenty big enough for city living.

Up front (there are no rear seats, of course) the interior feels spacious, and the chairs are adjustable enough to find a comfortable driving position – at least for urban driving. The lack of movement in the steering wheel may frustrate particularly small or tall drivers, however.

Smart EQ ForTwo interior space, storage & comfort

If you’re after a totally electric convertible car, your options are limited to the EQ ForTwo Cabrio. There’s only room for two people inside, but if you’re able to choose just one friend to travel alongside you, there’s enough space to sit in relative comfort.

Be prepared to select your snacks carefully, as there’s very little in the way of interior cubbies or storage solutions. There are a pair of small cupholders ahead of the gearlever, but the door bins are tiny. The glovebox isn’t a particularly good size, either.

Boot space

Smart may have scrimped on interior storage solutions, but at least the boot is unaffected whether the roof is up or down. The fabric top concertinas on the boot lid, so you needn’t worry about the changeable weather.

If it’s a toss-up between the EQ ForTwo Coupe and the roofless Cabrio, buyers will be pleased to discover boot space is similar whichever car you choose. That space is limited, though. There’s enough room for two small suitcases; the 260-litre load bay is on par with most conventional city cars, but falls short when compared to conventional petrol or diesel models in a similar price bracket.

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