Small Cars and Crossovers That Earn Top Safety Ratings

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Small Yet Safe: New Cars, Crossovers
A common misconception goes like this: the bigger the car, the safer the occupants. Although there’s some validity to this notion, it’s not the only factor to consider when shopping for a safe new vehicle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, several small cars and crossovers on the U.S. market can help avoid crashes and offer protection if one becomes inevitable, earning recognition as a top safety pick. The IIHS rates cars for crashworthiness and highlights those that earn top scores and offer some level of crash-avoidance technology — here we highlight new vehicles that are small yet safe.

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