Before anyone gets all twisted up about the crash tests, please read this article:
"Larger cars like the Acura TSX, the BMW 3-series, the Lincoln MKZ, and the Volkswagen CC earned “marginal” ratings. The Mercedes-Benz C-class, the Lexus IS and ES350, and the Audi A4 were given “poor” ratings. We can only assume that because small cars make a far catchier hook on which to hang some good-ol’ mainstream paranoia, Time never got around to whipping up “The Terrifying Video That Will Convince You Not to Buy a Car of Moderate Size!”
"It’s also worth pointing out that many of these same subcompact cars posted “acceptable” or “good” scores in the other, more-established IIHS test categories. The Fit, for example, sports a “good” rating in each of the other four tests. The previous-gen 2013 Cadillac CTS sedan matched that feat (but was never small-overlap tested), and the IIHS deemed that good enough to award its coveted “Top Safety Pick” accolade. Is the current Fit—which has been sold in the same form since 2009—less safe than it was before the small-overlap test was rolled out? Apparently only the IIHS can make that call. The 2013 Fit—which, again, is identical to the 2014 but didn’t get small-overlap tested—is a Top Safety Pick."