Small cars tested on crash tests

August 20, 2009 6:08:30 PM PDT
You may have seen more of those mini cars on the roads lately. They get great gas mileage but how would they do in a crash?

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The cars were tested the strength of the roofs of six mini cars to see how well they would do in a rollover.

The highest rating went to the Smart ForTwo car. It withstood more than five times its weight in the test.

Lowest rated was the Chevrolet Aveo, withstanding just over three times its weight. Chevrolet says the Aveo meets government standards and has done well in other safety tests.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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