The Chevy Spark
The European New Car Assessment Program tested the Chevrolet Spark when it first hit the market and gave it an overall score of 4 out of 5 stars, an exceptionally high grade for a car of that size. The safety of the car was one of the key features that led to its popularity, causing it to sell out completely within 6 days of its arrival on the market. The Chevy Spark went a long way in proving that small cars could have top of the line safety without sacrificing style or performance.
The Chrysler Fiat 500
The 2012 to 2013 model of the Chrysler Fiat 500 tested as the safest car in the mini category by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The year before that it received the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. This car, originally conceived and manufactured in the 1950s, is known for its small size but has been updated constantly to keep it up to date with today’s safety standards.
The Nissan Cube
The Cube first hit the market in the late 1990s and instantly set itself apart with its unique and innovative body. Like the Fiat 500, this car has also made major strides forward with the safety it offers to its drivers and passengers. In 2010, it received the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The 2013 model tested as one of the top models in the small car category, receiving the best possible score in all categories that it was eligible to be tested in. Make sure when you purchase a new vehicle to always do your research. That way, you don’t make the mistake of avoiding smaller cars because you believe them to be unsafe. With advances in technology, it has become easier for cars to be manufactured in compact bodies while maintaining the same level of comfort and safety that was always associated with large sedans.