Fiat 500 Only Earns Three-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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The Fiat 500 has failed to meet sales expectations in the US, with the company blaming the advertising, not the car for this. However, it seem that the tiny 500 is now facing new difficulties, as the vehicle has been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only receiving a three-star rating.
The compact was especially affected in the side impact test, where it only managed to earn two starts. We have to tell you that this piece of news comes as a pretty big surprise, since the 500 was modified before being brought to the US, with one of the aims being to pass the American crash tests with flying colors.

However, the 500 isn’t the only car that walked away with only three stars, with the same rating being offered to the Dodge Caliber and Ford Escape.
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