Smart cars are instantly recognisable for their dinky dimensions and cute styling - perfect for zipping about the city. And because Smart is owned by Mercedes-Benz, you know the cars are reliable, packed with technology and comfortable.
Key highlights of Smart cars
In an era of big SUVs, the Smart car is something of an anomaly with its micro-dimensions. These make it perfect for low-cost urban driving and you'll see Smart cars tucked into odd corners in places where parking is a bit of a nightmare – in London, Rome, Paris and other tightly packed city centres. You can even park them “nose-in” against the kerb if you’re really struggling to find a space.
Despite the size, there’s a surprising amount of storage space while you’ll find plenty of technology available to make your journeys comfortable and connected.
Smart cars & EVs
Smart cars originated in Germany as a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, and first appeared in 1998. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Smart went electric with its EQ Fortwo. There’s now a growing list of electric Smart vehicles, with more planned over the next few years. In fact, the brand is growing up with the incoming Smart #1 and Smart #3 challenging small and medium sized SUVs.
Top Smart car models
For now you can choose between the Smart Fortwo - which is available as a coupe or or for those who like the wind in their hair as a cabriolet. It's even possible to carry four passengers in a Smart Forfour Hatchback, making this a good choice for family EV leasing. The larger Smart#1 and Smart #3 are coming soon.
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The Smart #1 is a desirable, all-new compact electric car with a spacious interior, lots of clever technology and impressive performance. If you’re looking to lease a small SUV-style EV it’s one that we’d recommend
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Smart is an extremely unique brand in the world of car leasing and has some rather obvious unique selling points, which include its compact size and relative affordability.
You can also enjoy some specific benefits when leasing with GRIDSERVE, such as our superb Electric Highway with EV charging stations all around the UK, our tree planting programme with 100 trees planted for every lease, and expert delivery and customer care.
Yes, Smart cars can be leased for either business or personal use, depending on your situation. If your business needs a small and compact city car then one of the three Smart models may be the ideal choice for your company.
All of the Smart car models offer great value and exact prices are subject to change, with the entry-level Fortwo Coupe being the most affordable option.
The range figures are the same across the board for all three Smart EV models, officially coming in at 96 miles with a real-world estimate of around 80 miles. The exact figures will vary depending on a number of everyday factors, such as the weather, driving style, battery age and charging capacity.
Built for life in the city, the top speed of the Smart car models available to lease now is 81 mph. There has been a common myth that Smart cars aren’t allowed on the motorways due to their low speeds, but this is categorically incorrect.
Whether the deal includes VAT or not will depend on whether it is a personal or a business lease. All business lease prices are excluding VAT, while personal leases all include VAT in the listed price.