The smart fortwo is a pure city car. Its size and unique configuration puts it in a class of its own. It competes with other subcompacts such as the Nissan Versa, the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Fiat 500, though none of them are quite as small. Starting at under $15,000, the smart fortwo is one of the least expensive cars available in the U.S. It is also one of the easiest cars to live with for those living in a big city. Make no mistake, the fortwo wasn't built for the vast open spaces of rural America, but its tiny footprint and small, efficient engine begins to make a lot of sense when stop and go traffic and finding a big enough space in which to parallel park become primary concerns. At just 106 inches long, the smart needs roughly half the space of a normal car for parking, meaning that owners spend less time hunting for a spot and more time enjoying their lives once they've reached their destination.