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Small cars faring better in crash tests

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If being fed up with high gas prices has made you downsize to a smaller car, there's good news to share about the safety of pint-sized vehicles.

The National Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just put 13 of the smallest and most fuel efficient cars on the market through the rigors of ever type of crash test, and all of them passed.  Some popular models like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, and Toyota Prius are a few of the cars that even earned top safety pick designations.

Experts say the improved crash results are thanks to automakers for making more safety features, like side airbags, standard on smaller vehicles.

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