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2013 smart fortwo Overview
The Smart ForTwo is a micro car, sometimes known as a city car, which seats two. Owned by Daimler, the Smart is distributed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz.
For 2013, there are cosmetic changes inside and out, along with a special edition model, the SharpRed. Smart offers two trim levels: Pure and Passion, the latter of which can be had with a convertible top. There’s also a sport package bearing the name of Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus.
Exterior styling received several changes, including new larger grille, changes to the fog lights, lower front valance, and rear valance. Standard exterior features include 15-inch wheels, contrasting colors on the framework surrounding the passenger compartment, and the convertible sports a power top. For the SharpRed, Smart combines red and black interior and exterior accents.
Part of what makes the Smart such a compact vehicle is its diminutive engine and transmission. A 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with 68 pounds-feet of torque and mated to a five-speed auto/manual transmission that powers the ForTwo’s rear wheels. Top speed is limited to 90 mph. With its small size the makers left power steering as an option. Fuel economy for coupe and convertible models comes in at 34 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
Inside the ForTwo are standard features including electronic instrumentation, outside temperature display, and low tire pressure warning. Most of the comfort convenience features are either optional or limited to availability on the Passion trim level. CD stereo, power windows, power mirrors, panoramic roof, automatic air conditioning and heated leather seats are among the options. New for 2013 is a leather package that upholsters the seats in leather and fabric.
Standard safety features include stability and traction control, antilock brakes with emergency braking assist, safety belt load limiters with pre-tensioners, and integrated rollover protection. The unit body features high-strength steel and is designed to dissipate crash energy. Coupe models include eight airbags: front, side-impact, side-curtain and knee units. Convertible models come with six airbags, dropping the side-curtains.