Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Smart Car Smart 1999

. , 2 door saloon

Test Date: Feb 2000

Smart Car Smart crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
7 (44.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

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The Smart's many unusual features mark it out as a special car. Because of its size a great deal of effort has gone into its safety aspects, but not all work satisfactorily. The car is very strong and stiff in a frontal impact and sustained virtually no damage to the cabin. But the restraint systems have to work hard because of this stiffness and this showed in the loading on the passenger's chest and the driver's upper legs. Of concern in the side impact was that the dummy's head hit the rail above the door. As tests use a passenger dummy it was not possible to test the Smart child restraint, which is made to fit the passenger's seat.

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