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Smart Forfour

Smart Forfour

The agile compact that is responsiveness personified

Choose one of our Smart Forfour hire cars and discover the ideal urban drive, with light steering and a manoeuvrability that can conquer even the tightest of city parking spaces. Book a Smart Forfour electric vehicles online with Hertz for a responsive journey, even in congested areas.

This A-segment city car draws on two generations of EV manufacturing experience from Smart, delivering near-silent acceleration that accesses all the power immediately. Enjoyable city driving requires two key characteristics from any car, a narrow width and light steering – the Smart Forfour has both in abundance.

Book a Smart Forfour hire car online with Hertz for your next city vacation and tackle everything on your city road drive today.

A look inside

Smart Forfour features

Regenerative braking and active brake assist

Access to more than 250,000 Shell Recharge stations in Europe

8-inch touch-screen infotainment system

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring to use apps on-screen

DAB radio and Bluetooth

Driver and passenger airbags including front, side, knee and window bags

Radar-based energy recovery

Pre-entry climate control

Smart EQ control app to check vehicle status

Crosswind assist

The Specs

Features & Specs

  • Seats 4
  • Boot size 185 litres
  • Drive Rear wheel drive
  • Battery capacity 17 kWh
  • Range up to 78 miles*
  • 0-60 mph 12.7 seconds
  • Torque 160 Nm
  • Euro NCAP Safety Rating Not tested
*WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure). Range depends on factors like vehicle configuration, charge level, battery temperature, speed, weather, elevation and other variables.

Like every Hertz vehicle, all our Smart Forfour cars are fully sanitised before and after they are hired out to our customers.

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The Experience

What’s it like to drive a Smart Forfour?


The Smart Forfour has a smooth new look, with a larger grille, revamped lights and new wheel designs – alongside a sleeker bonnet. The interior has also been refreshed, with a plush fabric dash that houses glossy, bright and playful plastics and leather-trim highlights throughout.


The smart media system inside the Forfour can mirror all your phone apps from both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on an 8-inch touchscreen, with Bluetooth and DAB as standard. You can also download a handy app for your smartphone to remotely check on features such as remaining charge or even where you left the car.


Steering and manoeuvrability are two of the Smart Forfour’s best assets, letting you navigate traffic easily and squeeze into even the smallest of spaces. The near-silent electric motor makes for a more enjoyable ride, while regenerative braking uses radar-based energy recovery to recharge the battery each time you slow down.


The Smart EQ control app lets you check on the status of the vehicle from your smartphone. For a compact city car, the Smart Forfour has a lot to offer in terms of comfort, with height-adjustable seats and steering column. A rear-view camera and rear sensors make parking a dream, no matter what size the space.


As the name suggests, the Smart Forfour seats four passengers, with a high driving position and adequate room in the front. Cup holders, glove box, door pockets and net storage in the rear console help store personal items. Boot capacity is minimal but will easily hold two carry-on cases – ideal for weekend city breaks.


To start charging your Smart Forfour hire car, attach the charging cable to the inlet and lock the vehicle. When a full charge is reached, or you want to continue your journey, simply unlock the car, remove the cable and close the charging flap.

More things to know about charging

Fast AC Chargepoint

Pin Locator Public Charging

Every hour charging adds about 30 miles/48 km

Bolt 11kW | Clock 2 hours

Note: Charge time may vary per location. Public chargers may not produce the same output shown above.