The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one out of 12 small cars tested to earn a "good" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in its latest round of new front-end crash testing.
Chevrolet's hybrid Volt earned an "acceptable" rating and also received a top Safety Pick Plus Award because it is the only one with an available front crash prevention system.
The Mazda-5 was among the worst performers in the tests.
Its side air bags didn't deploy and the driver's side door unlatched during the test.
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