Smaller vehicles took center stage in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) annual Top Safety Picks this week. The new tests, which include hybrids and gasoline-only models that are among the most fuel-efficient vehicles available in the U.S. market, were also included in the IIHS review.

Six of 13 small cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute earned the Top Safety Pick award, and none earned a poor rating in any of four tests. This is a turnaround from a few years ago when small cars struggled to earn top safety ratings.

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