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Mini Cooper Countryman ranks best in small car crash tests

The Mazda5 was among the worst performers because its side air bags didn't deploy

The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only vehicle that tested "good"

New frontal crash tests of 12 small cars by the U-S Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found only one vehicle worthy of the ``good'' rating.

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman received top standing, while the Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi Lancer and Subaru B-R-Z were considered ``acceptable.''

The Mazda5 was among the worst performers because its side air bags didn't deploy and its driver's side door unlatched.

19 of the 32 small cars  tested have earned "good" or "acceptable" ratings on the small overlap test.

Vehicles must earn "good" or "acceptable" ratings for small overlap protection and "good" ratings on the institute's other four crash tests, in order to be a top safety pick.

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  1. Frankie posted on 07/30/2014 07:05 AM
    NEVER fart in Mini-Cooper....trust me.
  2. Frankie posted on 07/30/2014 07:09 AM
    People ask me how I got my Mini-Cooper.
    I tell them I killed a clown and took his car.
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 07/30/2014 07:39 AM
    FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS

    Never buy a GM...they suck
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