The Fortwo Passion has a high roof and a high belt line, and these two features balance each other out to give it a very unique shape. Tires mark the perimeter of the very small car. The Passion gets up to 70 horsepower, 68 feet-lb. of torque, and reaches zero to sixty in around 13 seconds, due to its one-liter engine made by Mitsubishi so it isn't very fast, but it makes up for that in style. It can also be tricky to drive. To get the best driving experience, drivers must feather the throttle in gear drive. In manual, the revs hold longer, but they take more of a toll on the fuel economy and you'll still get lazy shifts- especially from the first to second gear and second to third gear.
The Passion Cabriolet's hard-top starts around $15,400. Add around $3,000 for the convertible, and you can truly experience the open road. Surround-sound speakers can be acquired for a thrifty $500, and other add-ons are very affordable as well. The most expensive version hits between $20-22 thousand. Standard features for the Cabriolet Convertible include: power windows and mirrors, plush dark interior fabric, 15-inch 12-spoke alloy wheels, a temperature indicator, ABS, ESP, driver and passenger-seat airbags (full-size), side and kneebolster airbags, and a central locking system. Optional features include: Smart Comfort (LED daytime lights, v-spoke wheel, and metallic paint) or Style packages (leather, power-steering, and armrest), several different sets of wheels, 3 choices of interior colors, cruise control, an alarm system, power steering, and heated seats. There are several bodypanel color options, which are simple to change should the urge strike you. All Smart Fortwos are packaged in the company's steel Tridon safety cell, which keeps occupants safe in the event of a crash.