Rivervale Review - The Smart forfour
This smart and stylish car has been designed for city life and general run arounds. The first generation ForFour was first marketed in Europe from 2004-2006 and the second generation was marketed in Europe from 2014 till now. So what does the new generation have to offer?
Despite its miniature demeanour, the Smart ForFour city car is a larger version of the even smaller, three door, Smart ForTwo. The car offers five doors and surprisingly enough, maximised space, something you would not expect from this car. This has something to do with its rear-engine, which enables extra leg room for front passengers due to the engine being situated in the back of the car. The vehicle is very easy to manoeuvre thanks to its petite build and its 8.65m turning circle, making parking and turning in tight spaces a whole lot easier. It definitely lives up to its city car status!
The ForFour can flaunt a range of attractive features, including smart media navigation with touch screen, rear parking assist, bluetooth interface for hands free telephone, cruise control and iPad pre-installation for rear seats. The vehicle is defiantly equipped for convenience and enables a stress free driving experience. I would recommend the Smart Cross Connect app, which offers all kinds of infotainment such as live traffic services, making those city drives easier. However the 1.0-litre engine can be pedestrian like and noisy when changing gear, so I would opt to go for the Barbrus model if you want something with a little more oomph!
The Smart ForFour in summary is much like the typical Smart car with added leg room, perfect for those short pit stops! Designed for practicality, It definitely lives up to its ‘smart’ status.
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5 December 2016
Written by Rivervale