These are the Deadliest Cars Sold in the US according to iSeeCars Study
Do you happen to own a Mitsubishi Mirage or a Chevrolet Corvette? iSeeCars.com study suggests that you are the proud owner of one of the deadliest cars sold in the US.
“On what basis?” One might ask that question after reading the line above. iSeeCars.com backs up their list of deadliest cars on sale in the US with data compiled from fatal accidents which involved vehicles built between 2013 and 2017.
From the raw data acquired from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the following list with the fatal accident vehicle rates per billion miles driven was drawn up. Oh, don’t feel bad if your favorites are in there. It isn’t always the car’s fault.
- Mitsubishi Mirage: 10.2
- Chevrolet Corvette: 9.8
- Honda Fit: 7.7
- Kia Forte: 7.4
- Chevrolet Spark: 7.2
- Subaru BRZ: 6.9
- Nissan 370Z: 6.2
- Nissan Versa: 6.1
- Kia Rio: 5.9
- Dodge Challenger: 5.8
- Chevrolet Camaro: 5.5
- Kia Soul: 5.3
- Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 5.2
- Nissan Versa Note: 5.2
As you can see, the list is mostly populated with budget rides and sports cars. The Mitsubishi Mirage takes the top spot in the list with 10.2 fatal accident cars per billion vehicle miles. The Chevrolet Corvette comes in second with a 9.2. Other noteworthy cars in the list are the Dodge Challenger, Nissan 370Z and the Chevrolet Camaro.
The reasons for the list being loaded with economy cars and sports cars are simple. Economy cars do not come with enough safety features to keep the occupants alive in the event of a horrible crash. And sports cars tend to end up in the hands of drivers who get carried away by the sheer power and speed that those machines offer. That usually leads to a no-return trip to a ditch among other places.
So choose wisely and drive safe, everyone. None of us would like to leave this planet sooner than we should.