2008 smart fortwo  -  $12,235


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $12,235
Base Invoice: $11,424
Destination Charge: $645
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Pure
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 33 | Hwy: 41
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Pure
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/automatic mode
Engine: 1.0L MPFI 12-valve I3 engine

Model Highlights

The two-seat Smart fortwo is available in three different models for 2008, Pure, Passion, and Passion Cabriolet. The Cabriolet model differs from the other two models in that it offers an electric soft top that can be adjusted to any position while driving. It includes a glass heated rear window, and the roof bars for the top can be removed and stowed in a special compartment in the tailgate.

All U.S.-bound smart models include a very economical 1.0L, 70-horsepower inline three-cylinder engine. A five-speed automated manual transmission is standard on all fortwos; it does not have a clutch pedal but rather includes a button that allows either manual gear selection--by tapping forward to go up a gear or back to go down a gear--or a fully automatic mode.

The powertrain is quite peppy in city driving, and is capable of Interstate-speed cruising as well, with a top speed of about 90 mph. Fuel economy is among the best of any vehicle, with EPA ratings of 33 city, 41 highway.

With the smart's extremely small size, safety is an important consideration. Four head and thorax air bags are standard across the model line, and the fortwo has an integrated tridion safety cell that's comparable to the roll cage on a racecar. The cell is visible within the car and comes in either silver or black. Body panels are made of a tough plastic material and can be replaced in less than an hour. What's more, electronic stability control--not usually found on small cars--is standard on the fortwo, along with anti-lock brakes and a hill-start assist feature that prevents it from rolling backward when starting on an uphill slope.

The Pure model comes very simply equipped, with a central remote locking system, manual steering, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a "radio-ready console." The Passion adds considerably more commonly desired equipment, such as air conditioning, a panorama roof, alloy wheels, steering-wheel shift paddles, power windows, power heated side mirrors, and an AM/FM/CD sound system. The Passion Cabriolet also adds a premium sound system with an in-dash MP3 compatible CD changer.

A "comfort package" is optional on the Passion models and includes electric power steering, leather heated seats, rain and light sensors, and automatic headlamps.


Pros

Quirky styling unlike any other vehicle; easy maneuverability and parking; low price; fuel efficiency.


Model News

The Smart fortwo, a model that has found a loyal following among European city-dwellers, is available in the U.S. for the first time for 2008 in two different body styles, a coupe and a convertible (Cabriolet).


Value Writeup

There's nothing else like the 2008 Smart fortwo available in the U.S. The Smart's design makes a strong style statement, and with an unbelievably short total length of 106 inches it will fit into small gaps in traffic and park with ease in even the tightest spots. Fuel economy is a definite selling point, too, especially for city-street commuters. The Cabriolet is now the lowest-priced convertible available in the United States.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
41 MPG

Cruising Range - City
287.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
33 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
356.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas I3

Displacement
1.0/61

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
70 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
68 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53

Total Cooling System Capacity
4.5 qts

EPA Classification
Minicompact

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
45.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
48.0 in

Front Hip Room
45.4 in

Wheelbase
73.5 in

Length, Overall
106.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
61.4 in

Height, Overall
60.7 in

Track Width, Front
50.5 in

Track Width, Rear
54.5 in

Trunk Volume
7.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
1808 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
McPherson

Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion

Front Tire Size
P155/60R15

Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 4.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
28.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
8.7 gal

Warranty Note
<<< PRELIMINARY 2008 WARRANTY >>>

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V390000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 01, 2008

Component
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number of Units Affected
43

Summary
SMART USA IS RECALLING 43 MY 2008 FORTWO 451 VEHICLES. A SINGLE BATCH OF PAINT SENT TO THE COMPANY DID NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS. A RE-WORK WAS DONE IN THE PLANT USING DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF PAINTING MATERIALS. AFTER THE RE-WORK WAS COMPLETED, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE COMBINATION OF MATERIALS USED TO REPAINT THE FRAME AND CHASSIS COULD LEAD TO DE LAMINATION OF THE PAINT MATERIALS FROM THE BODY AND FRAME STRUCTURES.

Consequence
SUCH DE LAMINATING CAN TAKE PLACE IN THE AREA OF THE BODY WHERE THE WINDSHIELD AND ROOF HAVE BEEN AFFIXED WITH ADHESIVE, WHICH COULD AFFECT THE ADHESION OF THOSE COMPONENTS TO THE VEHICLE BODY, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEPARATION. THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH IF THE ROOF OR WINDSHIELD SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE WHILE IN MOTION.

DEALERS WILL REPAINT THE AFFECTED AREAS TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SMART USA AT 1-248-648-2451.

SMART USA RECALL NO. 0808-001. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.0L MPFI 12-valve I3 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/automatic mode

Electric stability program w/hill assist

Traction control system

Rear wheel drive

Black tridion safety cell

Front lower wishbone MacPherson strut suspension w/anti-roll

Rear DeDion axle w/coil springs

P155/60R15 front & P175/55R15 rear tires

15" x 4.5" front & 15" x 5.5" rear steel wheels

Rack & pinion steering

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution

Pwr hydraulic front disc/rear drum brakes

Tire repair kit

Projector beam halogen headlights

Color-keyed mirrors

Speed-dependent interval wiper w/wash function

Intermittent rear wiper w/wash function

Cloth front bucket seats-inc: flat folding passenger seat, passenger backrest adjustment

2-spoke leather steering wheel

Instrument cluster-inc: multifunctional display, fuel, coolant, service interval, trip mileage, clock

Outside temp display

Pwr central lock system w/autolock

Remote keyless entry-inc: panic, tailgate release

Tire pressure control system

Stereo pre-wire-inc: (2) speakers, audio input jack, antenna

Rear window defroster

12V pwr outlet w/cover

Coin holder

Lockable glove box

Storage areas-inc: door panels, beside steering wheel

Visors w/passenger side mirror

Dome light

Leather shift knob

Tailgate storage compartment

City 33/Hwy 41 (1.0L engine/5-speed manual trans)

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution

Front full-size airbags w/seat weight detection

Front side curtain airbags

Seat belts w/belt tensioner, belt-force limiter

Top tether for child restraint system

Electric stability program w/hill assist

Traction control system

 
PURE DECOR LEVEL
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST METALLIC PAINT
$225

 
SILVER METALLIC TRIDION SAFETY CELL
$175

 
AUTOMATIC TEMP CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING
$600

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM
$160

 
PANORAMA ROOF
$350

 
ELECTRIC PWR STEERING
$450

 
HEATED SEATS
$220

 
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER
$350

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER
$495

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