Smart Cars. What’s with all the hype? Yes, it looks like it would get amazing gas mileage because its the size of a box. It can only hold two riders, but it looks super trendy and green friendly. What’s the real story?
The “smart” car only gets 33mpg. My car, a VW Jetta which carries five riders, gets 31mpg. So that means if I take three people with me, I’m saving more gas than the “Smart” Car. ’91 Honda Civics get 45/50mpg…obviously the auto companies are aware of how to make extremely gas efficient vehicles and choose not to.
I think the Smart Car is a scam. It’s set up to look super eco-friendly and green, but in reality, for it size, I think it gets poor gas mileage. Many spacious 4-door Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic models get 36mph, 3mph more than the “smart” car with more than double the room inside.