2016 smart fortwo  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#2 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#14 of all 2016 vehicles

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

The 2016 smart fortwo is safe 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 2016 smart fortwo has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 smart fortwo has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0318% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.631%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0318% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.631% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 smart fortwo is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 smart fortwo is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10024Hyundai AccentToyota iAFIAT 500Chevrolet SparkKia RioToyota Yarissmart fortwoNissan Versa NoteFord FiestaKia SoulChevrolet SonicHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 smart fortwo with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 100. The 2016 smart fortwo is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Accent, the 2016 Toyota iA, the 2016 FIAT 500, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark, the 2016 Kia Rio, the 2016 Toyota Yaris, the 2016 Honda Fit, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Ford Fiesta, and the 2016 Nissan Versa Note.

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