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March 2, 2012

Top 10 Safest Small Cars: Forbes

Audi A3

Forbes.com, the publication that knows all things moneyed and business, has released another one of its useful lists: its ranking of the 10 safest small cars. This information is especially needed these days as more people are going small, since smaller cars are more at risk on the road than are larger vehicles. Audi A3

Although there were more than 32,000 road deaths in the U.S. in 2010, overall road deaths are forever ebbing lower and lower due to vehicles being safer and DUI and seatbelt laws stricter, road accidents are still the top killer of people between three and 34 years of age. Forbes’ list was made to help those interested in smaller cars remain on the roads. It was made through consultation with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit financed by the insurance industry, and its 2012 model-year list of “Top Safety Picks.”

Vehicles were evaluated for their performance in side, rollover, rear-end and front collisions. The vehicles were given scores of good, acceptable, marginal or poor for each type of collision.

Forbes’ top 10 safest small cars are:

  • Audi 3
  • Buick Verano
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Lexus CT 200h
  • Mazda Mazda3
  • Scion tC
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Toyota Prius

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