Top 9 Safest and Most Deadliest Cars
Not surprisingly, small econo-boxes and high-performance sports cars have the highest death rates in accidents.
Conversely, large SUVs are among the safest cars on the road, boasting some of the lowest death rates—largely due to their electronic stability control and heavier weights.
IIHS found that the overall average death rate per million vehicles was 48 deaths in the most recent study.
The previous overall death rate: 79 for vehicles from the 2001-04 model years.
For the 1999-2002 model-year vehicles, the death rate was 87.
Safest Cars (Driver deaths per million vehicles)
- Audi A6 four-door 4WD (0 )
- Mercedes E-Class four-door 4WD (0)
- Toyota Sienna (0)
- Ford Edge 4WD (0)
- Nissan Armada 4WD (0)
- Land Rover Range Rover Sport (0)
- Land Rover LR3 (0)
- Honda CR-V 4WD (7)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD (11)
Most Deadly Cars (Driver deaths per million vehicles)
- Nissan 350Z (143)
- Nissan Titan crew cab 2WD (126)
- Chevrolet Aveo (119)
- Chevrolet Cobalt (117)
- Nissan Titan extended cab 2WD (111)
- Kia Spectra5 (102)
- Chevrolet Malibu Classic (99)
- Hyundai Tiburon (96)
- Nissan Versa (96)
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