The folks at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently crash tested the 2012 Fiat 500. Unfortunately, the car only got a three-star rating overall. The frontal score netted four stars, as did the rollover test. The side-impact score, however, only got two stars. This means the Fiat 500 joins the ranks of the Dodge Caliber and Ford Escape in the three-star club.
Above is the video from the side-impact test. Below, is a photo of the front-impact test.