2017 Smart Fortwo

microcar / 2-door hatchback

2017 Smart Fortwo 2-door hatchback
2016 Smart Fortwo shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Basic

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 2016-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Smart Fortwo Proxy 2-door

The Smart Fortwo was redesigned for the 2016 model year. As its name implies, the Smart accommodates only two people; there is no rear seat. 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1515
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 0
Left (cm) 0
Center (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -10
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1515
Head
HIC-15 281
Peak gs at hard contact 30
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.63
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 71
Right 77

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2016-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Smart Fortwo Passion 2-door

The Smart Fortwo was redesigned for the 2016 model year. As its name implies, the Smart accommodates only two people; there is no rear seat. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer of the Smart, as part of side crash test verification.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1514
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -24.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1514
Head HIC-15 378
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.47
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 32
A-P moment (Nm) 178

Passenger injury measures

There are no passenger injury measures available for this rating.

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Proximity Warning

Package name

  • Optional Proximity Warning

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2016-17 models

Basic
Basic
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.

How front crash prevention is evaluated