Smaller cars perform better in U.S. crash tests


* Six earn top safety ranking from insurance group * Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda vehicles top list WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - Automakers are improving the safety of small cars, new crash tests show. The data comes as automakers build more and more small cars with designs and technology aimed at capturing consumers who want top fuel savings and lower emissions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a group backed by insurance companies, reported on Thursday that six of the ...

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