A and B-Segment Small Cars Fall Far Short in IIHS Frontal Crash Tests
Only the Spark earned a Top Safety Pic. The others including stalwarts like the 2013 Honda Fit, 2013 Fiat 500, and 2013 Toyota Prius c performed so poorly you might want to reconsider their purchase. :( Joe Nolan, IIHS Senior VP Vehicle Research, provides the poor results rundown. Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, making these tiny vehicles the worst performing group of any evaluated so far. The Chevrolet Spark's acceptable rating in the test, along with good ratings in the Institute's four other crashworthiness evaluations, earns the new minicar a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK award.