Smart Fortwo2012-13 models built after June 2012
SIDE IMPACT TEST
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
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. Beginning with 2011 models, head curtain airbags and separate seat-mounted side torso airbags replaced the combination seat-mounted head and torso side airbags used in earlier models. Modifications were also made to the door structure.
Beginning with 2012 models built after June 2012, the head curtain airbags were modified (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes, the manufacturer of the Smart, as part of side crash test verification. (The newly tested car was designated as a 2011 model but included the head curtain airbag changes of 2012 models built after June 2012.)
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries plus a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.
Rear passenger —
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Rear passenger —
- Side airbags: front head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
- Electronic stability control
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2011 Smart Fortwo Passion 2-door
- Class: Microcar
- Weight: 1,828 lbs.
- Side airbags: standard front head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 74 in.
- Length: 106 in.
- Width: 61 in.
- Engine: 1.0 L 3-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 33 mpg city | 41 mpg highway