The 2009 smart fortwo introduces two new colors to the microcar – a sporty and intense “rally red” and a cool and elegant “gray metallic.” These colors replace the “light yellow” and “red metallic” colors.

On the interior for 2009, new door nets replace the solid storage areas on the driver and passenger doors. The flexible door nets offer a bigger and more functional storage area for the driver and passenger. The LCD display of instrument cluster now include a Loose Gas Cap Indicator light to warn the driver when the fuel tank cap is not fully closed.

The base pure model comes standard with a 5-speed automated manual transmission with manual or automatic mode, central remote locking system, 2-spoke leather steering wheel, radio-ready console, and more. Air conditioning, power windows and alloy wheels are optional. The fortwo is powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine with 70 horsepower.

The passion coupe includes all the features described on the pure, plus a panorama roof, alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control, 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles, power windows, electric and heated side mirrors, and AM/FM radio with CD player.

The passion cabriolet soft top with a heated rear glass window is fully automatic and can be adjusted to any position while driving at any speed.

Base model estimated mpg: 33/41

Estimated starting price: $11,590

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