When you purchase a car you may not realize that the one you’re buying is more dangerous than another. However, some sports cars and small vehicles are simply involved in more car accident fatalities every year. This makes them less than ideal for individuals looking to put safety ahead of all other concerns.
A recent study by iSeeCars.com found that fatalities occurred two to four times more often in specific sports cars and smaller vehicles. They also found that the cars that were involved in more fatalities varied according to different states.
Overall, they determined that the most dangerous cars in the United States were:
Despite all the advancements in safety technology in recent years, smaller vehicles still aren’t as safe as larger ones. When they’re involved in a serious accident, occupants in smaller vehicles are more likely to suffer fatal injuries.
Sports cars have the highest vehicle accident rate of 4.6 cars per billion vehicle miles traveled. That’s likely because these cars are small and designed for speed and acceleration. Unsurprisingly, this combination is deadly.
Subcompact cars have a fatal accident rate of 4.5 cars per billion vehicle miles traveled, while compact cars have a fatal accident rate of 3.8 cars per billion vehicle miles traveled.
Overall the larger the passenger car, the safer it may be. Large cars had a fatal accident rate of just 2.6. Surprisingly, SUVs were safer than larger cars. Even with their tendency to get involved in rollover accidents, the SUV had a fatal accident rate of just 1.7.
The top 10 most dangerous SUVs were at least 1.5x more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than other SUVs. The most dangerous SUVs in the United States were:
In Denver, Colorado, the vehicle with the most frequent occupant fatalities was the Buick Lacrosse. The fatal accident rate for the Buick Lacrosse in Denver was 13.0. In the state of Colorado, however, the most dangerous car was the Kia Soul with a fatal accident rate of 7.2.
If you’re injured in a car crash in Colorado, it is important to know where you can turn for help. Call the Fowler Law Firm today at (970) 232-3322 to find out how we can use our legal experience to help you recover maximum compensation. We want to help you through this difficult time. Call today.