Site Names ‘Deadliest” Vehicles

By Staff Writer August 21, 2020

 

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. Obviously, the top-selling vehicles have more opportunities to be involved in an accident.

The Ford F-150 was involved in 10,845 fatal crashes over the past five years. Rounding out the five most dangerous behind 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 study showed 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 percent of fatal crashes, despite making up only 3 percent 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.

 

  The Deadliest Vehicles in the United States

 Rank

 Make

 Model

 Total   fatal
 crashes

 Units sold  
      2018

 Occupants killed per   vehicle 

 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

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