Fiat 500 Earns Different Safety Ratings

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According to news sources, the 2012 Fiat 500 has earned a safety score of “Good”, which qualifies the vehicle as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. However, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the vehicle a 3 out of 5 star rating, with safety for passengers in the rear seat earning only 2 out 5 stars, thereby having a significant impact on the overall score.

Although the IIHS has given models of the vehicle built before August 2011 an overall score of “Good”, it is important to note that the IIHS gave the vehicle only a safety rating of “Marginal” for frontal crash test collisions. Therefore, models built after July 2011 are safer than previous models.

The vehicle has performed well in rollover testing, with a rollover chance of about 14.5 percent.

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