Yes, it's an economy car, but the standard and optional features on the 2010 Smart ForTwo are still disappointing to many reviewers. The Coupe is offered in two different trims: Pure and Passion. Starting at $11,990, the Pure is the lowest, most fundamental equipment level, and it gives buyers only the basics. Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com all mention that the Pure comes with little more than four wheels and an engine. Cars.com notes "basic amenities like power steering and a radio are optional." Edmunds points out, though, that the Pure comes standard with "keyless entry, leather steering wheel and electric window defroster."
Most buyers will want to upgrade to the Passion model (the only trim offered for the Cabriolet). Cars.com notes that this trim "adds a fixed glass roof, alloy wheels, power windows, air conditioning and a two-speaker CD stereo with iPod connectivity." The only difference between the Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe and Cabriolet is that "the Passion Cabrio adds an upgraded stereo with MP3-compatible in-dash six-CD changer." The sporty Smart BRABUS model adds such features as an ambient lighting package that includes lights for the driver and passenger footwells.
You might expect an expansive options list to compensate for the minimal standard features on the 2010 Smart ForTwo, but that's hardly the case. ConsumerGuide feels the only other noteworthy optional feature is the available "two-tone paint," and some features are notably unavailable at any price. Cars.com suggests the most glaring omission is that "cruise control is not available." Kelley Blue Book says that the Smart ForTwo's options list "includes heated leather seats, a fixed panorama glass roof and a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters." A "premium" four-speaker sound system and fog lamps are also available.