Small Cars Safer Than Larger Cars in Car Accidents, Says New Test

by emallernee | May 27th, 2011

May 27, 2011

A new study from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety indicates that small cars are now safer than ever before and, in fact, some may prove to be safer than larger cars in a car accident.

The institute tested 13 cars with every type of crash test they have, and each car passed. This is a marked improvement from past years, when small cars routinely ranked lower in safety than larger cars.

“The criteria in 2006 were not as strong as they are today,” said the Institute’s David Zuby. “We’ve added things because vehicle safety has improved, and there were only three small cars on the Top Safety Pick list in 2006.”

This year half of the cars on the Top Safety Pick list were small cars, including the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus CT 200h, Nissan Juke, and Toyota Prius.

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