Smart Cars have built a reputation around their superiority in safety and efficiency, and the brand continues on the path of innovation.
As a brand, Smart was designed to introduce a new kind of vehicle to the automotive industry. The brand creates vehicles that are small, fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible, and safe—essentially the perfect vehicle for in-city drivers. Smart cars have been championing optimized fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options for years without forcing drivers to sacrifice safety or sport. With top performance ratings, an enjoyable driving experience, and top safety ratings, Smart car drivers enjoy the best of all worlds.
Recognized for Setting High Safety Standard
The Smart brand employs the brilliant ingenuity of Mercedes-Benz engineers to pave the path for innovation in safety features. Small, efficient, and convenient, Smart cars are the ultimate urban driver. However, due to their small size many drivers have doubts about the safety of these vehicles. With much larger vehicles on the road it seems that it would only make sense that Smart cars should be deemed unsafe in the event of a crash. But, in reality, this is simply not true. In fact, Smart cars are some of the safest vehicles you can find on the road. For example, the 2016 Smart ForTwo was rewarded with the highest possible safety rating—five stars—by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to the car’s steel racecar-style frame and liberal use of high-tech front and side airbags.
Though they are roughly half the size of a traditional vehicle, Smart cars are filled with unique safety features like the Tridion steel safety shell. Similar to a racecar roll cage, the Tridion steel safety shell encloses the interior of the car in a high-strength steel cage that creates a protective shell around the occupants keeping them safe in the event of a crash. Every Smart car is also equipped with Smart’s Electric Stability Program (ESP) that has the ability to detect conditions and situations that might cause the driver to lose control, and assists by adjusting the engine and brakes to enhance handling.
Size and Fuel-Efficiency
Some of the most attractive features of Smart cars are their size and fuel-efficiency. Smaller cars are very convenient for urban drivers, and measuring at just over eight feet long and less than five feet wide, there are few cars, if any, smaller than the 2016 Smart ForTwo. In addition, the Smart ForTwo boasts an impressive 32 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Our team at smart center Santa Barbara invites drivers to stop by and experience the performance and safety features for themselves.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group
Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.