When it comes to crash-worthiness, technology and innovation have made a big difference over the past few years. That means that newer cars often have features that help make them safer to drive. Moreover, research has shown that larger vehicles are safer in crashes than very small cars.
Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calculated driver death rates in 2017 model vehicles. The independent, nonprofit safety group found substantial evidence that smaller cars fare worse in crashes.