While some organizations carry out crash tests to determine the vehicle’s safety, iSeeCars There was a different approach. They analyzed the death data of cars from 2013 to 2017 taken from the Deathly Analysis Report System in the US.
Accordingly, they came up with a list they called the “most dangerous models” in the US. Leading them is the Mitsubishi Mirage with a rate of 10.2 cars per 1 billion miles that it has traveled, and nearly 4 times the average of 2.6 cars / 1 billion miles.
Following closely behind was the Chevrolet Corvette with a crash rate of 9.8, followed by Honda Fit (Honda Jazz in some markets) with 7.7 units / 1 billion miles.
The top 10 models on the list are mostly from subcompact B and sports car models. Phong Ly’s executive director iSeeCars This is due to many factors including below-average safety and the lack of driver assistance systems in small cars as well as the performance of sports cars.
Talking about sports cars, these are the most “deadly” vehicles with an average of 4.6 cars / 1 billion miles. Besides the Corvette, the list of the top 10 cars also includes Subaru BRZ (6.9), Nissan 370 Z (6.2), Dodge Challenger (5.8) and Chevrolet Camaro (5.5).
Crossovers and SUVs have an average crash rate of only 1.7, but there are two unusually high models: KIA Sportage (3.8) and Jeep Wrangler (3.6).
On the pickup side, Nissan Frontier took the lead with a fatal accident ratio of 3.9 cars / 1 billion miles, followed by Ram 1500 (2.6) and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2.5).
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