Smaller And Smaller: Chevy’s ‘Spark’ And Other Tiny But Safe Cars On The Market

 When it’s time to purchase a new vehicle, there will be many elements that need to be considered, from style to price, but none are more important than safety. Recent years have seen a comeback in smaller vehicles and the market has been flooded with these tiny cars. Although they may appear to be vulnerable, many of these cars are just as safe as, or safer than, their larger counterparts. Here are some of the safest tiny cars on the market today for those who want a compact ride without having to worry about their protection.

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.

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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.

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