Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Smart forfour 2014

999cc petrol 'passion' , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Dec 2014

Smart forfour crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 78%
Child Occupant 77%
Pedestrian 65%
Safety Assist 56%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. smart showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The chest compression of the passenger dummy indicated a marginal level of protection for that body region in the frontal test. In the side barrier impact, protection of all body regions was good apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compressions highlighted weak chest protection, although the other areas remained well protected. The seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rearend collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver about the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car.

Pedestrian

The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs, with good results recorded at all test locations. The protection offered by the front edge of the bumper to a pedestrian's pelvis varied from poor to good. The bonnet surface was predominantly adequate or marginal, while poor protection for a pedestrian's head was recorded only on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment, as is a seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats. A driver-set speed limiter is expected to be fitted to most cars sold in Europe, so it was included in the assessment and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type. A lane departure warning system is also an option but did not qualify for assessment as most cars will not be equipped with it. An autonomous emergency braking system is not available on the forfour.

applies to all forfours of the specification tested