Vehicle Overview

The two-seater Smart ForTwo is one of the smallest, least-expensive new cars sold. For 2013, the car receives new front, rear and side styling as well as a special edition model. There are no mechanical changes for 2013 — just cosmetic ones. The Smart competes most closely with the Scion iQ.

The ForTwo's minimal exterior changes include new styling below the headlights, to the side skirts and to lower rear bumper. The Smart emblem moves into a new larger grille, while styling for the fog lights and lower valance is tweaked. The rear's lower valance has extra flare for 2013. A limited-edition SharpRed combines black and red highlights inside and out to unintentionally recreate the "A-Team" van. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 15-inch wheels
  • Contrasting colors along framework around passenger compartment
  • Convertible has fully powered soft-top
  • Available LED running lights
  • Available Brabus Sport Package

The Smart's interior is roomy considering its pint-sized exterior. Newly optional for 2013 is a leather package that includes a leather and fabric combination on the seats and simulated leather on the dashboard with contrast stitching on the seats, dashboard and doors. Interior features include:

  • Standard fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Optional CD stereo
  • Optional power windows
  • Optional heated leather seats
  • Optional panoramic roof
  • Optional automatic air conditioning

Under the Hood
The ForTwo uses a three-cylinder engine with an automated-manual transmission that can be left in automatic mode or shifted by the driver. Mechanical features include:

  • 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 68 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed auto-manual transmission
  • Optional power steering
  • Top speed of 90 mph

Safety features include:

  • Front and side-impact airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control and electronic stability system