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    Article: Fiat 500 - Safety

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    we've had parts ordered for a Pop that was rear-ended by a Chevy 1500 at a stop light. the Pop looked surprisingly good while the Chevy.......not so. air bags deployed on the truck and it pushed the engine back towards the firewall. the bottom line is that it TOTALLED the truck, NOT the Fiat.

    good to know that the Fiat IS stronger than some may think.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info. So far I've been pretty impressed with some of the videos and such that I've seen on how they have engineered the car. I guess (like some others around here) I'm old enough to have owned or ridden in some older cars that probably were no where near as safe as newer cars like the Fiat. While size might be important, I know that other safety features are important too, and the fact that the 500 has 7 airbags did make an impression on me when I was deciding whether to upgrade from my old Matrix.

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    An older chrysler minivan drifted from his lane in to mine (before sunrise). He hit my 2012c pop driver's side back panel and wheel. My car suffered a scuff on the panel and a few scratches to the rim, but the minivan looked like it hit a pole. It's whole right front end was caved in and messed up. I was thankful and very impressed!
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    I may be wrong but I think people who are in a big vehicle just automatically assume that it is safe. While people in small cars are in a rolling death trap. Nothing could be further from the truth on both of these accounts. Compare the crash test results and be pleasantly surprised.

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    The issue with this 8 year old 500 platform. It gets a poor rating, when it comes to the small front crossover collision test. The 500X, and 500L, received good ratings.

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    I always get a kick out of people equating vehicle damage to safety. Modern vehicles are designed to crumple, so less energy is transferred to passengers. The 500 simply doesn't have room to crumple, so they went with a very strong cage. It's much like Jay Leno's old joke about his '58 Buick... hose the dash off and sell it to the next customer. But it is fun. The Neon got slammed from the rear; buffed out a couple scratches, while the Toyota was picking his bumper off the ground.

    The EU doesn't test small overlap. (I think it's because the vehicle will bounce sideways in real life.) The blow is on the fender, which on the 500 bypasses most of the crumple zone and the firewall takes the impact... and the only P(oor) rating, while other tests get a G(ood) rating. The 500 is deadly if you are in the rear seat.

    This is the EU testing:



    ...and the US.

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    So if I watch the American tests, they actually made it WORSE for 2013 vs. 2012?

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    Small cars, never wins. The smart car from MB is a extremely safe vehicle. It like a nut shell. When you cut the center rails out of the roof, for the Cabrio. Hit a full size Chrysler mini van. You lose. I drive nothing but small cars. This picture always on my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvmaster View Post
    So if I watch the American tests, they actually made it WORSE for 2013 vs. 2012?
    No. The IIHS just added the small offset crash and that brought down the ratings (like most cars that year that were designed before the test). The US Fiat 500 is safer than the European car. This is discussed in detail in some of the stories listed below. The rear, in particular, is safer as the standards here are much stricter. I also discuss the differences between the US and Euro tests.

    Here are a few stories on Fiat 500 safety we've done over the years.

    The Fiat 500: Beauty Inside and Outside

    US Fiat 500 Earns Top Safety Scores

    Fiat 500 NHTSA Crash Test

    The New Fiat 500: Size and Safety (part 1)

    The New Fiat 500: Size and safety, how the Fiat 500 achieved the 5 star rating (part 2)

    The 2012 Fiat 500: Safety and Security
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