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ValuePenguin.com Ranks the 25 Deadliest Vehicles in the United States

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3 popular pick-up trucks are among the 5 vehicles that cause the most fatal crashes in the United States.

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford F-Series pickup was involved in over 10,000 crashes over the past 5 years, making the top-selling pickup the most dangerous vehicle in America, according to a new report from ValuePenguin.com by LendingTree. The study identified the 25 cars, trucks and SUVs that are most likely to be in fatal crashes. Here are the key findings from the analysis:

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  • The Ford F-Series was the most likely to be involved in fatal crashes: The Ford F-150 was involved in 10,845 fatal crashes over the past five years. Rounding up the five most dangerous behind the Ford F-150 are the Chevrolet Silverado (7,718 fatal crashes), Honda Accord (5,079 fatal crashes), Toyota Camry (4,734), and Ram Pickup Trucks (5,897 fatal crashes).

  • The Ford Mustang does the worst job of protecting its occupants - 0.71 Mustang occupants are killed per fatal crash. Other cars where occupants did not fare well in fatal crashes include the Ford Taurus (0.7 occupants killed), the Honda Civic (0.7 occupants killed), the Ford Ranger (0.68 occupants killed) and the Ford Ranger (0.68 occupants killed).

  • While the deadliest individual models were pickups and SUVs, passenger cars are still involved in more crashes than any other type of passenger vehicle. A total of 100,388 passenger cars were involved in fatal crashes over the past five years. Pickups and SUVs are involved in 42,774, and 41,207, fatal crashes respectively. Minivans were in just 11,006 fatal crashes.

  • Motorcycles account for 10% of fatal crashes, despite making up only 3% of registered vehicles. Additionally, the number of motorcycle occupants killed per crash is a staggering 0.98. This means that if a motorcyclist is involved in a fatal crash, the motorcyclist or their passenger is killed nearly every time.

  • Cars between 10 and 15 years old are involved in the most fatal crashes, while newer models were involved in fewer crashes. A large part of this comes down to car manufacturers continually improving safety features like collision avoidance technology.

ValuePenguin.com analysts collected data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and car manufacturers to determine which vehicles are most often involved in fatal crashes. To view the full report, visit: https://www.valuepenguin.com/top-deadliest-vehicles

The Deadliest Vehicles in the United States

Rank

Make

Model

Total fatal
crashes

Units sold in
2018

Occupants killed per vehicle in a
fatal crash

1

Ford

F-Series

10,845

909,330

0.46

2

Chevrolet

Silverado

7,718

585,581

0.47

3

Honda

Accord

5,079

291,071

0.65

4

Toyota

Camry

4,734

343,439

0.59

5

Ram

Pickup

5,897

536,980

0.43

6

Honda

Civic

4,397

325,760

0.7

7

Toyota

Corolla

3,430

303,732

0.64

8

Ford

Explorer

3,332

261,571

0.61

9

Nissan

Altima

3,267

209,146

0.6

10

GMC

Sierra

3,245

219,554

0.48

11

Chevrolet

Impala

2,804

56,556

0.68

12

Ford

Ranger

2,476

Not sold in 2018

0.68

13

Chevrolet

Malibu

2,345

144,542

0.64

14

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

2,304

224,908

0.52

15

Ford

Focus

2,256

114,045

0.68

16

Chevrolet

Tahoe

2,113

104,152

0.5

17

Ford

Mustang

1,963

75,842

0.71

18

Ford

Taurus

1,913

40,341

0.7

19

Chevrolet

Gmt-400

1,851

Not sold in 2018

0.63

20

Toyota

Tacoma

1,763

245,659

0.54

21

Ford

Escape

1,700

272,228

0.52

22

Nissan

Sentra

1,561

213,046

0.67

23

Ford

Fusion

1,550

173,600

0.53

24

Honda

Cr-V

1,526

379,013

0.53

25

Jeep

Wrangler

1,513

240,032

0.51


About ValuePenguin.com: ValuePenguin.com, part of LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE), is a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research and provides objective analysis to help guide consumers to the best financial decisions. ValuePenguin focuses on value, assessing whether the return of a particular decision is worth the cost or risk of that option, and how this stacks up with the other possible choices they may have. For more information, please visit www.valuepenguin.com, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ValuePenguin.

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Divya@lendingtreenews.com

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