2012 Fiat 500 Gets Top Safety Rating by IIHS
It's small, and now it's been officially declared safe. The 2012 Fiat 500 has earned the coveted "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It joins the Ford Fiesta as the only two minicars to receive the designation. The IIHS recognizes vehicles that demonstrate “good” performance in front, side, rollover and rear crash test evaluations performed at its Vehicle Research Center. Vehicles must also have electronic stability control, a standard feature on all Fiat 500 models. The Fiat 500 has seven standard airbags, reactive head restraints, as well as high strength steel door beams for added protection in the event of a side impact.