SMART city-coupe 2003

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3 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score21.84out of 37
Frontal Offset test7.1out of 16
Side impact test14.75out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of MCC SMART was introduced in Australia during 2003. Smart is a brand of Daimler-Chrysler.

The Smart scored 7.1 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver. Chest protection was marginal for the passenger.

The vehicle scored 14.75 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious abdomen injury for the driver.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags and ABS brakes are standard equipment. Side airbags are optional. The upper portion of the front seat belt passes through guides attached to the seat. This feature improves the fit of the seat belt.

Pretensioners are fitted to the seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.1 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.187 pts
Upper Legs 0 pts
Lower Legs 1.91 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 24mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 17mm and upwards 12mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 26mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash both doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Vehicle components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.75 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 2.747 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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