Small car safety improves, some problems persist


WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Automakers have improved the safety of small cars just as they become more popular with consumers, but some new models still have mixed performances in crash tests, a safety group said on Wednesday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an insurance industry funded center that evaluates crash protection, recently completed the final series of tests on 2009 small cars. Overall for the year, front crash test results across the two classes were ...

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