Small car frontal crash test winners and losers

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The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only small car to earn a "good" rating among a group of 12 cars included in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test. Four cars tested -- Fiat 500L, Nissan Juke, Nissan Leaf and Mazda 5 -- each received an overall rating of 'poor.'

Introduced in 2012, the small overlap test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole. In the test, 25 percent of a vehicle's front end on the driver's side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph.

Chevrolet Volt

2014 Top Safety Pick+ award. Received an overall
(Credit: GM)

2014 Top Safety Pick+ award. Received an overall rating of 'acceptable' with 'good' ratings in the four dummy injury measures: head & neck, chest, hip & thigh and lower leg & foot.

Mini Cooper Countryman

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall
(Credit: Mini Cooper)

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall rating of 'good' with 'good' ratings in restraints & kinematics and the four dummy injury measures: head & neck, chest, hip & thigh and lower leg & foot.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall
(Credit: Ford)

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall rating of 'acceptable' with 'good' ratings the four dummy injury measures: head & neck, chest, hip & thigh and lower leg & foot. Received a 'marginal' rating in structure

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Mitsubishi Lancer

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall
(Credit: Mitsubishi)

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall rating of 'acceptable' with 'good' ratings in restraints & kinematics and the four dummy injury measures: head & neck, chest, hip & thigh and lower leg & foot. Received a marginal rating in restraints & kinematics.

Scion FR-S

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall
(Credit: Scion)

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall rating of 'acceptable' with 'good' ratings in restraints & kinematics and the four dummy injury measures: head & neck, chest, hip & thigh and lower leg & foot. Received a marginal rating in structure.

Subaru BRZ

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall
(Credit: Subaru)

2014 Top Safety Pick award. Received an overall rating of 'acceptable' with 'good' ratings three of the four dummy injury measures: head & neck, chest and hip & thigh. The BRZ was rated marginal in structure.

Scion xB

The Scion xB received an overall rating of
(Credit: Scion)

The Scion xB received an overall rating of 'marginal' and was also rated 'marginal' in structure and restraints & kinematics. The car did receive 'good' ratings in the four dummy injury measurements: head & neck, chest, hip & thigh and lower leg & foot.

Hyundai Veloster

The Hyundai Veloster received an overall rating of
(Credit: Hyundai)

The Hyundai Veloster received an overall rating of 'marginal' and was also rated 'marginal' in structure and restraints & kinematics. The car did receive 'good' ratings in three of the four dummy injury measurements: head & neck, chest and hip & thigh.

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Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L received an overall rating of
(Credit: Fiat)

The Fiat 500L received an overall rating of 'poor' and was also rated 'poor' in structure. The car also received a 'poor' rating in the dummy injury measurement hip & thigh.

Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke received an overall rating of
(Credit: Nissan)

The Nissan Juke received an overall rating of 'poor' and was also rated 'poor' in structure. The car did receive 'good' ratings in three of the four dummy injury measurements: head & neck, chest and hip & thigh.

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf received an overall rating of
(Credit: Nissan)

The Nissan Leaf received an overall rating of 'poor' and was also rated 'poor' in structure. Among the four dummy injury measurements, it was also rated 'poor' in lower leg & foot.

Mazda5

The Mazda5 was the lowest rated car in
(Credit: Mazda)

The Mazda5 was the lowest rated car in the IIHS test, receiving an overall rating of 'poor.' It was also rated 'poor' in structure and restraints & kinematics. In the four dummy injury measurements, the Mazda5 was rated 'poor' in hip & thighs and lower leg & foot.

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