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Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
hills light hvy 60 30 10 0 N/A 30.900
2015 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
hills light hvy 60 30 10 0 30.9  
  Averages hills light hvy 60 30 10 0 30.9
With the 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 engine, 5-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2015 smart fortwo fuel economy has been averaging 30.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 smart fortwos in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 smart fortwo in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 0 60 0 40 62 37.300
  flat light light 0 60 0 40 62 38.600
  flat lead hvy 3 3 16 78 70 41.500
  flat med light 0 60 0 40 62 38.900
  flat light light 0 60 0 40 62 39.200
2010 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 1 49 3 48 64 39.1  
  Averages flat med light 1 49 3 48 64 39.1
With the 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 engine, 5-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2010 smart fortwo has been averaging 39.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 smart fortwos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (48 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2010 smart fortwo in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead none 10 30 0 60 60 42.792
  flat lead none 10 30 0 60 60 38.640
  hills med hvy 0 0 90 10 70 40.000
  flat light hvy 5 50 5 40 65 29.600
  flat lead none 10 30 0 60 60 37.217
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 7 28 19 46 63 37.6  
  Averages flat med light 7 28 19 46 63 37.6
With the 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 engine, 5-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 smart fortwo gas mileage has been averaging 37.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 smart fortwos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 smart fortwo in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
hills light light 0 50 0 50 70 38.333
  hills light light 0 20 0 80 70 46.000
  flat med none 10 50 2 38 70 33.750
  hills light hvy 20 10 0 70 60 45.647
  flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 65 38.000
2009 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
hills light light 6 36 0 58 67 40.3  
  Averages hills light light 6 36 0 58 67 40.3
With the 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 engine, 5-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 smart fortwo fuel economy has been averaging 40.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 smart fortwos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (36 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 smart fortwo in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 20 0 30 50 65 38.600
  flat light light 10 0 40 50 65 37.761
  flat light light 10 0 60 30 65 39.286
  flat light hvy 20 0 20 60 65 37.500
  flat light light 10 0 60 30 65 39.500
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 14 0 42 44 65 38.5  
  Averages flat light light 14 0 42 44 65 38.5
With the 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 engine, 5-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 smart fortwo has been averaging 38.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 smart fortwos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (42 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 smart fortwo in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 33.000
  flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 31.600
  mtns med hvy 5 5 5 85 70 35.000
  flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 35.195
  mtns med hvy 5 5 5 85 70 41.200
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
hills med hvy 14 14 14 58 70 35.2  
  Averages hills med hvy 14 14 14 58 70 35.2
With the 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 engine, 5-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 smart fortwo gas mileage has been averaging 35.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 smart fortwos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (14 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in the city (14 percent).

In addition the average 2008 smart fortwo in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 smart fortwo

2008 smart fortwo Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
fundamentally adequate, very predictable, no surprises larger fuel tank would still be nice
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Depending on how I drive, it gets great mileage. High of 40.1, mixed city and interstate and an absolute low of 33.5 driving it like a kid in a go Kart.
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
highest mpg for a gas only vehicle.
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
It is a very small very light vehicle that is safe to drive. Mileage varies with driving style, but most drivers can achieve 40 mpg city.
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
First tankful is 40 mpg. We expect that to go up once we fully master the manumatic transmission.
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
rather good
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
average 40 mpg
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
40 mpg
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
best among fossil fuel powered cars
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
35-45 MPG in the light of $4+ gas proces,
 

smart fortwo Gas Mileage (MPG)

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