2010 Smart Fortwo

microcar / 2-door hatchback

2010 Smart Fortwo 2-door hatchback
2009 Smart Fortwo shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2008-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 2-door

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Forces on the dummy's head were high when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag.

Forces on the right lower leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2008-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 2-door with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Smart Fortwo was introduced in the 2008 model year. As its name implies, the Smart accommodates 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the unlatched driver door after the barrier was moved away.

View of the vehicle after the crash with door removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2008-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Smart Fortwo Pure 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 1,828 lbs
Peak force 9,896 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.41

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2008-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry