The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze receives top scores from the IIHS and NHTSA.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash test scores highlight the safest cars on the market, but these tests only use adult-size crash dummies in simulations, leaving a gap in crash test data for your smallest passengers.

In Crash Test Scores: What Parents Need to Know, we talk with NHTSA and IIHS representatives to help you understand how current safety features like side airbags and the proper use of car seats and booster seats protect your children.