Allow me a short analogy here to start…
Solenopsis, a member of the ants family, build piles of sand or soil that can be more than a couple of feet on top of the soil and can create a deep burrow way underneath, and they are known for their dogged determination and hot temper. Their enemies know at once that these small creatures are, in reality, dangerous and can be difficult to defeat.
When the makers of small cars finished building their latest models, they may have the little but deadly creatures on their mind because their products were designed in congruence to the little insect’s capability to be powerful and ferocious in spite of its size. In today’s contemporary society, the makers of small cars have overdone it by enabling it to be included in the list of safest cars on the road. Notwithstanding its size, these small cars are capable of getting through the traffic with swift motion, dependable driving management, and safe travel.
Basically, most small cars have front-wheel drive. This, in turn, provide better grip than rear-wheel drive especially when the road is too slippery to handle.
On Consumer Report’s 25 safest cars on the road, the Volkswagen series tops the list in the small cars category. The VW Golf TDI was ranked #1 with the Volkswagen Jetta next in line.
These safe small cars can be dubbed as small but despite their size, they offer optimum car performance.
In general, these small cars are built with security tools that are aimed to give you a flexible drive and allow you to respond quickly to anything you may encounter on the road. They are also equipped with safety features like dual airbags, seatbelts, ABS, and side-door impact beams. Newer features you’ll see on the latest Volkswagens are side-impact air bags. These are built for front-seat passengers. These side-impact air bags support the torso.
Then, they also have the safety belts. The belts found on these small cars have regulating upper anchor designed for the shoulder belts. This design is intended to make the protect you whenever a car crash happens.
These safety belts in Volkswagens have seatbelt pretensioners. These are the ones that are responsible to pull back the belt to absorb a flop in the course of a frontal impact.
Plus, it has the LATCH system or the Lower Anchors and Tethers for children system. This facilitates the child-seat installation because the inaptness of the safety belt with the child seat is reduced. They also have additional safety features like ESC or the electronic stability control, tire pressure monitors, daytime running lights, occupant-sensing air bag systems, and tire pressure monitors.
The drawback is that small cars are not physically applicable to any towing services. Plus, they are not meant to carry a lot of cargo because it lacks space. Though, there are small cars that are equipped with lockable fold-down rear seatback that offers additional space for more loads.