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The small hatchback has earned top crashworthiness honors from both the NHTSA and IIHS.

Honda has announced that its 2015 Fit has earned a five-star overall crashworthiness rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The trials resulted in five-star marks for both driver and passenger safety in the frontal and side-impact crash tests, while rollover protection was slightly lower with four stars and a 14.7-percent calculated risk in a theoretical overcorrection scenario.

The government's rating follows Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS initially gave the 2015 Fit a poor rating due to the surprise failure of a bumper beam, however the model was quickly recalled to install a revised component that helped it ace the tests.

"The Fit shows that owning a smaller car doesn't mean you need to skimp on space, comfort or crashworthiness," said Honda auto operations VP Art St. Cyr.

The Fit did not qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award, as it lacks any option for front-crash protection technology.