SMART fortwo 2009

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score27.83out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.85out of 16
Side impact test13.98out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Smart fortwo will be launched in Australia and New Zealand early in 2008.

The fortwo scored 12.85 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 13.98 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and head injury for the driver.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The Australasian model has side airbags standard and should offer better side protection than the model tested by Euro NCAP.


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 side airbags with head-protection are standard equipment in Australasia. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.85 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.13 pts
Upper Legs 1.72 pts
Lower Legs 4 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 14mm. The accelerator pedal moved downwards 15mm. The steering wheel hub moved 66mm forwards, 26mm upward and 14mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 8mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash both doors could be opened with nomal effort.

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

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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 13.98 pts (out of 16)
Head 3.14 pts
Chest 2.84 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle scored 13.98 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and head injury for the driver.

The vehicle tested by Euro NCAP was not eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it did not have headprotecting side airbags. This can earn an extra 2 points. The Australasian fortwo has standard head-protecting side airbags and so can be expected to offer better protection in side impacts than the tested European model.

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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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The 2008 Smart Fortwo received two stars in the pedestrian protection test.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
4.4 L/100km 105 g/km 8.5 Greenhouse Rating 8.5 /10 8.5 Air Pollution Rating 8.5 /10 5-Star Overall Rating

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