A Smart Car is only about 1,500 pounds in weight. The car is little over 8 feet in length, less than 5 feet in width, and stands around 5 feet tall. The Smart Fortwo is another name for the Smart Car. This vehicle has been on the market since 1998.
In Germany, Smart Cars are part of the Daimler-Benz automobile family. Despite their small size and low weight in comparison to all other passenger vehicles on the road, Smart Cars do well in crash tests. After a 70 mph test crash, Smart Cars were unharmed. This is owing to the Tridion steel safety shell, which encases the car’s interior and makes up the majority of the chassis. In the event of a collision, a crumple zone at the front of the vehicle reduces the impact. The Smart Car engine is housed in the vehicle’s trunk.