Fiat 500

While these are the safest minicars, according to the Insurance Institute, bear in mind that -- given equal crash test scores -- larger cars are still safer in a real-world crashes than smaller ones.

FIAT 500 built after July, 2011

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Toyota Yaris (4-door hatchback)

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated December 15 2011: 5:52 AM ET
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