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      Size Matters When It Comes To Car Safety

      A new study shows some small cars may not be that safe.

      Of the eleven small cars included in a recent crash test, only one did reasonably well.

      The test had these small cars hitting wall at 40- mph with just one-quarter of its front bumper.

      The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety rated the Chevy Spark as "Acceptable."

      These six cars basically failed:

      Nissan Versa

      Toyota Prius - C

      Hyundai Accent

      Mitsubishi Mirage

      Fiat 500

      Honda Fit

      Here are the cars that ranked marginal:

      Kia Rio

      Mazda-Two

      Toyota Yaris

      Ford Fiesta

      Some automakers whose cars faired poorly pointed out their cars were designed before this particular crash test and they expect future designs to perform much better

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