RealCarTips Logo

Best and Worst Cars for Injuries

October 4, 2012

The Highway Loss Data Institute released a list of vehicles with the highest and lowest overall insurance losses.

Although safety research shows that many vehicles do well in crash tests, vehicle size is still extremely important when it comes to personal injuries. Larger vehicles protect passengers better than smaller ones in real-world crashes.

The following is a list of vehicles with the fewest and greatest claim frequencies for personal injuries.

Cars with the Lowest Personal Injury Claims

Vehicle Segment Claim frequency
Porsche 911 (2-door)Midsize sports car32
Chevrolet Corvette (2-door)Midsize sports car38
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 crew 4WDVery large pickup39
Mercedes-Benz SL-class convertibleMidsize sports car42
Jeep Grand CherokeeMidsize SUV42
Lexus LX 570 4WDLarge luxury SUV42
Land Rover Range Rover 4WDLarge luxury SUV44
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WDLarge pickup44
Ford F-150 4WDLarge pickup44
Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WDVery large luxury SUV45

Cars with the Highest Personal Injury Claims

Vehicle Segment Claim frequency
Toyota YarisMini four-door car201
Suzuki SX4Small four-door car187
Chevrolet AveoMini four-door car183
Mitsubishi GalantMidsize four-door car179
Kia RioMini four-door car175
Hyundai AccentMini four-door car173
Nissan VersaSmall four-door car173
Dodge AvengerMidsize four-door car167
Nissan SentraSmall four-door car162
Chevrolet AveoMini station wagons/minivan157

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

Latest Weekly Car Buying Tips    RSS Feed

June 25, 2015
June 18, 2015
June 11, 2015
June 4, 2015
May 28, 2015
May 21, 2015
May 14, 2015
May 7, 2015
April 30, 2015
April 23, 2015
April 16, 2015
April 9, 2015
April 2, 2015
March 26, 2015
I welcome your car buying questions. Email Me and I'll be glad to answer them!

Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
Enter Your Email Below

(Absolutely NO SPAM, easy to unsubscribe)
×