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2010 Smart Fortwo

Microcar
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
2009 Smart Fortwo shown
2009 Smart Fortwo shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights (optional beginning with 2009 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
A
2013
G
G
G
A
2012
G
G
G
A
2011
G
G
A
2010
G
G
G
A
2009
G
G
G
A
2008
G
G
G
A

Applies to 2008-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Smart Fortwo was introduced in the 2008 model year. As its name implies, the Smart seats only two people; there is no rear seat.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the the dummy's head were high when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would also be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 2-door
Weight 1,797 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase74 in.
Length106 in.
Width61 in.
Engine1.0 L 3-cylinder
EPA ratings33 mpg city / 41 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0807
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0807
Head
HIC-15621
Peak gs at hard contact96
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)35
Maximum Nij 0.48
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.1
Femur force - right (kN)2.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)11
Maximum tibia index - left0.35
Maximum tibia index - right0.91
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left55
Right83

Applies to 2008-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Smart Fortwo was introduced in the 2008 model year. As its name implies, the Smart seats only two people; there is no rear seat.

During the crash, the driver door unlatched. This opening didn't significantly affect dummy movement during the test but shouldn't happen because, in some crashes, it could allow partial or complete occupant ejection, especially if the occupant is unbelted. This door opening resulted in a structure rating downgrade from good to acceptable.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — (Not applicable)

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — (Not applicable)

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 2-door
Weight 1,781 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase74 in.
Length106 in.
Width61 in.
Engine1.0 L 3-cylinder
EPA ratings33 mpg city / 41 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0815
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0815
Head HIC-15520
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)57
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)47
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.40
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.91
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)4.0
Combined force (kN)4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)162
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0815
Head HIC-15
Neck
Tension (kN)
Compression (kN)
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)
Lateral force (kN)
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)
Average deflection (mm)
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)
Acetabulum force (kN)
Combined force (kN)
Left femur
L-M force (kN)
L-M moment (Nm)
A-P moment (Nm)

Applies to 2008-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight1,828 lbs
Peak force9,896 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.41
Tested vehicle
2009 Smart Fortwo Pure 2-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2008-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)64
Distance below top of head (mm)23
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.4
Head contact time (ms)79
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)13
Max neck tension (N)580

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