Take a look at the top 17 unsafe cars that have the highest chance of serious injury. The list includes the fast, the small, and the poorly designed.
The odds of being seriously injured in a car collision have gone down significantly in recent years as new high-tech safety features have emerged. According to the IIHS, there were 15 auto accident deaths per 1 million people in 2005. The last few years, this number has dropped to about 10 deaths per 1 million. In other words, you’re about a third less likely to get in a fatal accident today than you were 1o years ago.
But whether old or new, certain cars are less safe than others and can boost those odds up much higher. And it may surprise you to hear that it’s not just small cars but also trucks, SUVs, and vans that top the list. Read on as we count down the top 17 cars that (by the numbers) are most likely to end your life or cause serious injury if involved in a collision.
17. Dodge Grand Caravan
The Grand Caravan looks to be a solid, safe vehicle. However, tests revealed that severe lower body injuries are likely in head-on collisions. Most models 2010 and older also have Marginal rear crash protection rating based on IIHS tests.
Overall, minivans are generally safer than other types of vehicles on the road, but the Grand Caravan is the least safe of the lot according to a 2011 study. Things aren’t always what they appear to be when determining which vehicles are safer than others, and the Grand Caravan is a good example of that.