2009 Smart fortwo  -  $12,635


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $12,635
Base Invoice: $11,796
Destination Charge: $645
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Pure
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 36 | 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

Pros

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


Model News

The Smart fortwo, a model that has found a loyal following among European city-dwellers, is available in the U.S. for 2009 in two different body styles, a coupe and a convertible. According to Smart, the new models feature slightly more interior space, adding that the car's two seats are now more comfortable. Door nets replace solid storage areas on the driver and passenger doors. The front fascia has been redesigned to meet new pedestrian safety regulations. Two new exterior colors are available: sporty rally red and elegant gray metallic. Light yellow and red metallic have been discontinued. Also standard is a "loose gas cap" indicator.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Smart fortwo is built by Mercedes-Benz and comes in three different trim levels: Pure (coupe only), Passion, and the new, higher-performing Brabus limited edition. All trims have 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. Still, legroom is ample, with an extra 6 inches more than 2008 provided for the passenger seat, which also folds flat for added cargo space. Fuel economy is impressive: all models achieve a combined mileage estimate of 36 mph.


Model Highlights

All Smart models include a very economical rear-mounted 1.0L, 70-horsepower inline 3-cylinder engine with 68 pound/feet of torque. A 5-speed automated manual transmission is standard on all fortwos. There is no clutch pedal but rather 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 on the Passion trim. 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.

The Passion Cabriolet 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.

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 and is visible within the car. 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 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Smart its highest rating of "Good" for both frontal and side impact protection.

The basic Pure model comes with 15-inch steel wheels standard, keyless entry, a 2-spoke leather steering wheel and an electric rear window defroster. Options include power steering, air-conditioning, radio, power windows and alloy wheels. The Passion includes the Pure standard and optional features; options available include panoramic glass roof, sport steering wheel with shift paddles, power heated side mirrors and CD player. The Passion Cabriolet adds an upgraded stereo with an MP3-compatible in-dash 6-CD changer, along with a manually operated canvas roof. Passion options include partial leather upholstery and additional gauges.

Developed by the renowned German tuning firm of the same name, the Brabus edition includes 15-inch alloy wheels in front and 17-inch wheels in the rear, aerodynamic side skirts, front and rear spoilers, fender flairs, halogen projector headlights, fog lights, Brabus exterior and interior badging, a stiffer and lower sport suspension, a sport-tuned exhaust system, heated leather seats and ambient lighting.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
41 MPG

Cruising Range - City
287.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
33 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
36 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

Basic Years
2

Basic Miles/km
24,000

Drivetrain Years
2

Drivetrain Miles/km
24,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

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

Rear wheel drive

Black tridion safety cell

Front lower wishbone McPherson strut suspension w/anti-roll

Rear DeDion axle w/coil springs

Rack & pinion steering

Pwr hydraulic front disc/rear drum brakes

Tire repair kit

15" steel wheels w/covers

P155/60R15 front & P175/55R15 rear all-season tires

Projector beam halogen headlights

Color-keyed mirrors

Speed-dependent interval wiper w/wash function

Intermittent rear wiper w/wash function

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

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 w/panic button

Rear window defroster

Pwr tailgate release

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

Electric stability program w/hill assist

Traction control system

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

Front full-size airbags w/seat weight detection

Front side curtain airbags

Front side airbags

Seat belts w/belt tensioner, belt-force limiter

Top tether for child restraint system

Tire pressure control system

 
PURE DECOR LEVEL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$0

 
DEEP BLACK
$0

 
RALLY RED
$0

 
CRYSTAL WHITE
$0

 
BLUE METALLIC
$225

 
GRAY METALLIC
$225

 
SILVER METALLIC
$225

 
GRAY, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SILVER METALLIC TRIDION SAFETY CELL
$175

 
ELECTRONIC PWR STEERING
$450

 
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER
$350

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

 
HEATED SEATS
$220

 
ALARM SYSTEM
$160

 
AUTOMATIC TEMP CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING
$600

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS
$50

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