2011 Smart Fortwo

microcar / 2-door hatchback

2011 Smart Fortwo 2-door hatchback
2009 Smart Fortwo shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Smart Fortwo Passion 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. Beginning with 2011 models, driver and passenger knee airbags were added and structural changes were made to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer of the Smart, as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

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