If you’re thinking about buying a car, especially as a graduation present, you might want to consider the latest list of safest vehicles.
According to the report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 11 that had no reported deaths from 2012-2015.
Those making the safest car list:
▪ Audi Q7 SUV
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▪ Audi A6 all-wheel-drive
▪ BMW 535 i and is
▪ BMW 535xi
▪ Jeep Cherokee all-wheel-drive SUV
▪ Lexus RX 350 two-wheel-drive SUV
▪ Lexus CT 200h
▪ Mazda CX-9 two-wheel-drive SUV
▪ Mercedes-Benz M-class SUV (GLE-class)
▪ Toyota Tacoma Double Cab long bed four-wheel-drive pickup
▪ Volkswagen (VLKAF) Tiguan two-wheel-drive SUV
6 of 11 Number of SUVs that made the safest vehicle list
Six of the 11 of the list were sports-utility vehicles, which perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise.
Larger vehicles typically would perform better than smaller ones in crash tests.
Small cars were the top five most dangerous vehicles, based on the highest death rates in the same four-year period.
The five more dangerous cars were:
▪ Hyundai Accent sedan
▪ Kia Rio sedan
▪ Scion tC 2-door
▪ Chevrolet Spark
▪ Nissan Versa
The Hyundai Accent was the most deadly vehicle based on the study, accounting for 104 deaths per 1 million registered vehicle years.
The study does take into account that more popular cars, simply because there are more on the road, will naturally have more total deaths than less desirable models. The deaths per 1 million registered vehicle years ratio helps account for that factor.
The Hyundai Accent, as the most deadly vehicle, had 104 deaths per 1 million registered vehicle years.