2012 Fiat 500 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2012 Fiat 500 is the latest model to receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Dafety’s Top Safety Pick award for good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations, and for having electronic stability control as standard equipment.

The award only applies to Fiat 500 models that were built after July 2011 because the driver’s seat structure was modified to improve occupant protection in both frontal and rear-end crashes.

The only other mini-car to receive the top award is the Ford Fiesta.