Smart Fortwo’s Crash Ratings

images-3.jpegSmart’s fortwo vehicle is on the market and doing well, according to dealership polls.  However, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns about the crash-test performance of the car.

Several crash tests were recently performed on the two-door microcar.  The vehicle performed well in the rear crashes, as well as frontal crashes.  In fact, it earned a rating of four-stars for crash protection of drivers, and three stars for crash protection of passengers.

Tests were also performed for side-impact, and the vehicle was awarded five stars.  However, during a test, the driver door of the car came open.  This problem could lead to the driver being thrown from the car.  The test only measures the ability of the vehicle to withstand the full impact.

According to Smart, the fortwo was designed to receive four star crash ratings.  It receives 41 mpg on the highway.  With any vehicle, drivers should protect themselves with a roadside assistance program.  You never want to be stranded on the side of the road in the case of an accident.

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 6:45 am In Road Service  

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