The latest set of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show something few would have thought was possible 10 or 15 years ago: several small cars are among the safest on the road.
Surprised? Don't be.
The results show small cars are benefiting from new technology developed to protect passengers.
They also show car buyers no longer have to give up safety when looking for better fuel economy. In fact, the IIHS crash testsare proof you can get 40 miles per gallon and have a top safety rating.