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Smart Cars gained popularity in the New Jersey and New York areas during the height of the economic downturn between 2008 and 2010. Gas prices throughout this metropolitan region were breaking records as they climbed past the $5 per gallon mark at some stations.
Tri-State area drivers looking for some economic relief wanted something smarter.
In 2011, Mercedes-Benz USA began distributing the SMART brand of ultra-compact vehicles. The SMART car was economically priced, offering a three-cylinder engine peppy enough to traverse the onramps of the tri-state area, yet efficient enough to allow drivers to pass the pump a little more often than they could in the past.
Drivers were headed to their NJ SMART dealerships and taking to the asphalt. For the first time, SMART cars were on the road in masses and turning heads along NJ and NY highways.
As fuel prices began to decrease, consumer demand for the little SMART car began to cool, as well. SMART car usage shifted from being considered simply one of the best commuter cars in NJ, to one of the best delivery vehicles. SMART cars quickly became a great option for businesses in need of compact and fuel-efficient fleet vehicles.
Because of the size of the vehicle, SMART cars are relatively inexpensive to wrap with your branded message. They are fuel efficient, and the new lineup of SMART cars is 100% electric, making them a great choice for anyone looking to cut the (gas) hose.
No matter what your reason for looking at a SMART car, there is always one burning question when anyone walks into a SMART car dealership – are these small cars safe?
The answer is a definitive, YES. SMART cars are safe, and here’s why.
SMART cars have a Tridion safety cell - a structure that surrounds the vehicles’ occupants and acts as a strong protective cage, preventing any distortions and keeping those inside intact in the event of an accident.
We know it’s hard to believe that this little car can keep you safe and sound on hectic NJ roadways, but it can, and the SMART car should be an option on your list. You don’t judge a book by its cover, and in the age of technological advancements, you should never judge a vehicle’s ability to keep you safe by its size.
Still concerned about SMART car safety? Watch the SMART car crash test results video below. We think the impressive safety rating just might convince you!
Whether you’re looking for a reliable commuter car in NJ or require a fleet of cost-effective, eye-catching vehicles that market your business to potential customers on the road, SMART cars tick most of the boxes.
Benzel-Busch Motor Cars is an authorized SMART car dealership and service center, servicing SMART car owners in NY and NJ. Our SMART car consultants can answer any of your questions and help get you where you need to go.
Looking for a safe electric car in NJ? Come see our inventory of the latest all-electric vehicle, SMART cars, or dial 201-740-5012 to speak directly with one of our consultants today.