2013 smart Electric Drive  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#9 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#32 of all 2013 vehicles


The Electric Drive, which smart introduced in 2013, is a mini sedan/hatchback with seating up to 2. The Electric Drive provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. smart offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 smart Electric Drive is average 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 2013 smart Electric Drive has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 smart Electric Drive has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0401% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5771%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0401% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5771% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 smart Electric Drive is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 smart Electric Drive is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8773Nissan Leafsmart Electric DriveMitsubishi i-MiEVComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 smart Electric Drive with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 87. The 2013 smart Electric Drive is safer than the 2013 Nissan Leaf and less safe than the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

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