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smart fortwo Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 smart fortwo Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Hatch 2dr Convertible
Wheelbase 73.5 in 73.5 in
Length 106.1 in 106.1 in
Width 61.4 in 61.4 in
Height 60.7 in 60.7 in
Curb Weight 1808 lb. 1852 lb.
Fuel Capacity 8.7 gal. 8.7 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.7 in 39.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 48.0 in 48.0 in
Hip Room, Row 1 45.4 in 45.4 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in 41.2 in
Total Legroom 41.2 in (over 1 rows) 41.2 in (over 1 rows)
Cargo Volume 12.0 ft3 7.8 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 smart fortwo

2012 smart fortwo Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
I'm 6'3'' 280 lbs, and this car has plenty of room. It is easier to get in and out of than any full size sedan I have driven. It sits upright like an SUV, but it is not so tall that you have to climb in. see full smart fortwo review
 

2012 smart fortwo 2-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Pure Passion
Standard Engine 1.0L I3
DOHC-4v
70 hp@5800
68 lb-ft@4500
1.0L I3
DOHC-4v
70 hp@5800
68 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed automated manual5-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWD
Standard Tires155/60R15 tires (front)
175/55R15 tires (rear)
155/60R15 tires (front)
175/55R15 tires (rear)
Optional Tires 175/55R15 tires (front)
195/50R15 tires (rear)

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2012 smart fortwo 2-door Convertible Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Passion
Standard Engine 1.0L I3
DOHC-4v
70 hp@5800
68 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWD
Standard Tires155/60R15 tires (front)
175/55R15 tires (rear)
Optional Tires175/55R15 tires (front)
195/50R15 tires (rear)

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 smart fortwo

2012 smart fortwo Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Many complain about the automated manual transmission, but I think it makes the car feel very sporty. It is always better to drive a slow car fast than to drive a fast car slow. see full smart fortwo review
2012 smart fortwo Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
1. It is a 70 hp car with a sub liter engine. It does not accelerate fast. if you are not ok with this you will be annoyed with the smart. It is still faster than my Jeep wrangler 4 cyl. 2. All early reviews of the smart complained about the transmission shifting which was apparently balky and slow. This remains a dominant piece of information about the smart but it is misleading in 2012 and 2013 models which have software and probably hardware updates that remove the balkiness and make shifting quite smooth. It is still an oddball transmission--manual but controlled by computer so there is a clutch but no clutch pedal--which has the advantage of a manual (no torque converter and manual shifting options) AND the one-foot-driving advantage of an auto. A test drive will determine whether you like or not. see full smart fortwo review
 

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2012 smart fortwo MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Hatch Pure 12,490 11,616 750
2dr Hatch Passion 14,690 13,662 750
2dr Convertible Passion 17,690 16,452 750

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