Are you Driving One of the 19 Deadliest Cars?

 
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Defective Motor Vehicles

Photo: Kia Rio in a recent crash in Texas.

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the riskiest cars are mostly lower-priced small cars. 

HIGHEST RATES OF DRIVER DEATHS
More than 46 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years, 
2011 and equivalent earlier models, 2009-12
      Overall driver deaths per million registered vehicle years Multiple-vehicle crashes Single-vehicle crashes Single-vehicle rollovers
Kia Rio 4-door car mini 149 96 54 15
Nissan Versa sedan 4-door car small 130 44 87 51
Hyundai Accent 4-door car mini 120 65 53 16
Chevrolet Aveo 4-door car mini 99 65 31 10
Hyundai Accent 2-door car mini 86 43 48 20
Chevrolet Camaro coupe sports car large 80 19 60 25
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew 4WD pickup large 79 40 36 17
Honda Civic 2-door car small 76 46 29 10
Nissan Versa hatchback 4-door car small 71 37 33 20
Ford Focus 4-door car small 70 55 13 5
Nissan Cube station wagon small 66 38 29 6
Chevrolet HHR station wagon small 61 34 25 9
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD SUV very large 60 31 28 9
Chevrolet Aveo station wagon mini 58 58 0 0
Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door car very large 57 33 25 0
Jeep Patriot 2WD SUV small 57 44 9 3
Mazda 6 4-door car midsize 54 34 17 3
Dodge Nitro 2WD SUV midsize 51 7 50 40
Honda Civic 4-door car small 49 28 21 8

Meanwhile, the safest models were all mid-sized or large vehicles. Nine models with zero deaths were:

Among the improvements credited for declining death rates is the widespread adoption of electronic stability control, stronger occupant compartments. Read more from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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