2-door small cars get good marks in crash tests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crash tests are giving some 2009 two-door cars good grades for safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives Ford Focus and Volvo C30 top scores in front-end, side and rear crash tests.

Also getting top scores in the front-end tests are two-door versions of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Honda Civic. The models received the second-highest rating in side tests. The Civic also got the highest score in the rear test; the Cobalt hasn't yet been tested for rear crash protection.

Toyota's Scion tC, got the second-highest score in both the front-end and side tests. However, it got the second-lowest rating in the rear crash test.

Overall, an Insurance Institute executive calls the test results on the smaller models "good news."

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