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Numerous times over the last few days I’ve had to describe the spaciousness of’s long-term smart fortwo. Its twelve cubic feet of cargo capacity is equal to the space inside a Honda Civic’s trunk; more capacity than can be found inside the trunk of a new Mazda 3.

Up front where real people spend their time, the smart’s legroom is only an inch shy of the Civic’s total. Headroom in the fortwo is superior.
Looking back at the older, smaller first-generation smart fortwo (the 450) in this commercial, it’s not hard to decipher the ad’s meaning. The second advertisement may not be suitable for children, depending on their age and temperament – but it’s a hilarious way for smart to establish the fortwo’s safety cred.