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Ten out of 11 small cars fail IIHS' small overlap crash test

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The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted a small overlap crash test with 11 sub-compact cars available in North America, and the results were so disastrous that automakers ought to be scrambling for quick solutions.

Only the Chevrolet Spark was deemed ''Acceptable,'' while the Mazda2, Kia Rio, Toyota Yaris, and Ford Fiesta earned a ''Marginal'' rating.

Models who performed ''poorly'' in this test include the Nissan Versa, Toyota Prius c, Hyundai Accent, Mitsubishi Mirage, Fiat 500, and Honda Fit.

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