Small but safe

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Safety once again took center stage when designing the fortwo. Passengers will now be protected by more high-strength steel. Daimler even crash tested the fortwo against the Mercedes S class. The smart car performed well in frontal collisions with the larger Mercedes.

Plus, a new Crosswind Assist feature is meant to intervene with braking when the car detects it's being pushed by a strong gust of wind, helping the driver maintain control.

July 16 2014 03:01 PM ET

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