TODAY   |  January 22, 2014

Which minicar is the safest?

After testing 11 models of minicars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said the Chevrolet Spark was the only one deemed safe to drive. The group is steering people away from other minicars, including the Honda Fit and Fiat 500, which were rated marginal or poor.

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>>> a warning today from the insurance institute for highway safety , the group is steering people away from mini cars until they're made safer to drive. now, after testing 11 models of mini cars, the chevy spark is the only one that passed getting the acceptable rating. the other ten were rated marginal or poor in a small overlap test. that replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle. the poor performers in these tests were the honda fit and the fiat 500 . suggesting drivers go with a bigger vehicle until the mini cars get safer.