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Best and Worst Small Cars for Safety

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)

Worst-rated vehicles:



2013 Chevrolet Sonic


2014 Kia Forte

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