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IIHS tests roof strength on microcars, Smart Fortwo comes out on top

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Aug 21st, 2009 at 9:58AM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just tested the latest batch of the smallest cars on the market to determine the strength of their roofs in the event of a rollover accident. Coming out on top with a "good" rating was the Smart Fortwo, which isn't all that surprising – due in large part to the runabout's diminutive size, Daimler put lots of effort into the design of its so-called Tridion safety cell. Somehow, we're equally as unsurprised that the Chevy Aveo scored the lowest of the six automobiles tested. Chevy's least expensive car earned a "marginal" rating from the... Read More

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