2010 smart fortwo  RealSafeCars61Safety Rating

#71 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#137 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 smart fortwo
The fortwo, part of smart's lineup since 2008, is a mini sedan/hatchback with seating up to 2. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The fortwo has offered Android Auto since 2017. smart offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 smart fortwo is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 smart fortwo has a score of 61, implying a 0.067% chance of driver death (5.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 smart fortwo has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0665% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.5956%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0665% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.5956% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 smart fortwo is 39% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 smart fortwo is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8220Chevrolet AveoKia RioHyundai AccentNissan VersaToyota YarisKia SoulSuzuki SX4smart fortwoNissan CubeHyundai ElantraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 smart fortwo with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 20 to 82. The 2010 smart fortwo is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, the 2010 Kia Rio, the 2010 Hyundai Accent, the 2010 Nissan Versa, the 2010 Toyota Yaris, and the 2010 Hyundai Elantra and less safe than the 2010 Suzuki SX4 and the 2010 Kia Soul.

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