2008 Smart Fortwo passion

At a Glance

Pricing $11,990 - $17,990
Drive Types RWD
Engines 1.0l I3
Transmissions SM5
Fuel Economy 33 (city), 41 (highway)

The smart fortwo is arguably one of the most anticipated niche vehicles in the past few years. All smart models are powered by a 70-bhp 1.0L inline-3 coupled to a 5-speed automated manual transmission. Smart claims the fortwo will accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 12.8 seconds. Behind the seats, the fortwo offers up to 7.8 cu. ft. of storage space or up to 12 cu. ft. if you don't mind obstructing the rear window. Smart equips the fortwo with ESP (electronic stability program), ABS, traction control, and brake assist. Standard 15-inch alloy wheels (steel wheels for the fortwo pure) are shod with 155/60R15 (front) and 175/55R15 (rear) tires. Smart is marketing the fortwo almost exclusively to urban citizens, who must factor in parking hassles into their car purchase decision. For these buyers, the fortwo fits the bill perfectly.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Fortwo pure 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD $11,990
Fortwo passion 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD $13,990
Fortwo passion Comfort 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD $14,840
Fortwo Brabus 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD $17,990