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

The Smart EQ ForTwo is a dinky two-seater, but those after more space should look to the more practical ForFour

Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space rating

2.5 out of 5

Price
£22,225 - £23,375
Fuel Type:
Electric
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up)
2,695mm1,663mm1,555mm350 litres

Many buyers love the Smart EQ ForTwo’s cute shape. Nothing else takes up as little space on the road while still offering reasonable interior space for two front-seat passengers. Clever packaging ensures it’s not as tight inside as you might expect, although luggage space and interior storage is in short supply.

Smart EQ ForTwo interior space, storage & comfort

The Smart EQ ForTwo (as the name suggests) is only big enough for two people. Those after a bit more room should look to the Smart ForFour (with four seats) or better still, the Volkswagen e-up! or Ford Focus-sized e-Golf.

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That said, there’s plenty of space for two people to sit comfortably in the EQ ForTwo. The doors are wide, so access is easy, and visibility is good thanks to the large glass windows and short bonnet. In fact, nothing this side of a scooter or motorbike will be as easy to park on congested city streets.

Interior storage is pretty poor. There are bins in the doors and a pair of cupholders ahead of the gearlever, but the glovebox is small. In fact, if you choose to carry the user manual around, there’s not much space for anything else.

Boot space

The EQ ForTwo takes its brief as a city car to the extreme, offering very little in the way of boot space or practical cubbies. The tiny 260-litre boot is big enough for a couple of soft bags, but not much else. Being a two-seater means there’s no option to fold down the seats for extra luggage capacity, either.

The Volkswagen e-up!’s 250-litre boot is a similar size with the seats in place, but fold them down and you’ll reveal a useful 923-litre load bay. Not huge, but if that extra versatility is important, the Smart EQ may not be the right car for you.

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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