It is short! It is the only car that I could buy that was short enough to fit across the back of my truck that we tow our RV with.
Well it is tied into Mercedes, although they seem to distance themselves from it. I just wish it had a emblem that said - "smart, a Mercedes company".
It was cheaper than buying a used Canadian smart since these are the only short cars on the market.
Sitting upright makes a shorter car. I have had sportscars that I almost laid down in and they are harder to drive.