The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says six small cars received its “Top Safety Pick+” award, earning a “good” rating in at least four of five categories in the IIHS’ small overlap front crash test.
The small overlap front test simulates a collision with another vehicle or a utility pole. In the test, 25 percent of a vehicle’s front end on the driver’s side strikes a 5-foot-tall barrier at 40 mph with a crash test dummy behind the wheel.
Top Safety + Award Winners:
4. 2013 Hyundai Elantra
3. 2013 Dodge Dart
2. 2013 Ford Focus
1. 2013 Honda Civic (received two awards for its 2-door and 4-door models)
2013 Chevrolet Sonic
2014 Kia Forte