A common misconception about car safety is that older, bigger cars are safer than modern cars, which aren’t always made with materials associated with strength and robustness.

In truth, however, even the smallest cars are getting safer and safer—the latest 2015 Mirage crash test results are proving that. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, the Mirage scored four stars in all frontal crash subcategories and five stars in all areas of side-crash testing.

It also received top marks in all of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crashworthiness evaluations save for the difficult small overlap front crash test.

What this means is that even one of the biggest disadvantages of buying a small car like the 2015 Mirage—safety—is slowly fading away. You’ll benefit from all its advantages, like maneuverability and efficiency, and still be safer than the guy driving that ’59 Chevy Bell Air. See for yourself at El Cajon Mitsubishi!