The Smart car is getting a lot of attention for its small size and style, and now it's earning impressive crash test ratings. In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against whiplash in rear impacts.
Smart Fortwo is classified a microcar, meaning it's smaller even than minicars. Weighing about 1,800 pounds, the Smart is more than 3 feet shorter and almost 700 pounds lighter than a Mini Cooper. It weighs about a third as much as one of the heaviest vehicles the Institute has tested, the BMW X5, a midsize SUV. As the price of fuel climbs and tougher federal fuel economy requirements kick in, auto companies are expected to introduce more small vehicles to the market. The Smart is the smallest car the Institute ever has tested.
"The big question from consumers is, 'How safe is it?'", says Institute president Adrian Lund. "All things being equal in safety, bigger and heavier is always better. But among the smallest cars, the engineers of the Smart did their homework and designed a high level of safety into a very small package."
Smart Car Test Ride
A brief test ride in the NEW Smart Car, scheduled for US arrival in Q1 2008.
Crash test smart vs Fiat 600
http://www.sicurauto.it - Crash test compatibilità smart vs Fiat 600
Amazing Stretch Limousines - From Smart Cars To Maybach's
This features the ultimate Limousine collection, From the 1960 VW Beetle to the Rolls Royce Phantom & Maybach 62S Stretch Limo's
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After you watch this, It will make your car look like a little matchbox car. Enjoy!
Smart Car Test Drive
My friend Franklyn (Paul) tries out the Smart Car for the first time at the Smart Car Center, Cerritos, California. Special thanks to Harout Boyadjian (Brand Manager, Smart Car Center, Cerritos) for allowing me to video tape Franklyn's experience.
Neither Franklyn (Paul) nor myself work for Smart OR receive any compensation for making this video.
Franklyn (Paul) Passmore III is an actor who plays both Santa, a homeless person, and other parts. He has appeared in several TV Shows and Movies:
NOTE: Those of you who post STUPID comments like, "The Smart Car Is A Death Trap", please do your homework first. The Smart Car has proven itself over and over to stand up to accidents and protect the driver.
Smart Car Safety FAQ:
Smart Car Safety Design:
First Institute crash tests of Smart car: diminutive two-seater earns top ratings for protecting people in front & side crashes
Smart puts 'high level of safety into very small package'
Smart Car Offers Drivers New High MPG Option, Top Crash Rating
Accounts from those who were in accidents:
Watch how it holds up in a crash:
Read how users like that car:
Additional Smart Car Safety Facts:
Car test Smart Fortwo Brabus
Smart and Brabus started doing business five years ago. The new Smart Fortwo is the latest model to be left in the hands of the German tuner.