WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A half-dozen of the most popular small cars made today do not pass safety tests for a common type of crash.
'Overlap frontal crashes' involve part of the car's front end hitting something.
Although the cars adequately withstood direct head-on crashes, the overlap crashes revealed what the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety calls a serious safety flaw.
12 small cars put to the test; the Honda Civic, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Scion TC passed the test.
The Chevrolet Sonic, Volkswagen Beetle, Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan Sentra, Kia Soul and Forte all performed poorly.
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