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Buying a car? Don’t get a deadly model

On Behalf of | Jun 4, 2020 | Firm News

You want to be safe on the roads, which is why you’re looking for a vehicle that is safer than others. Many vehicles have great safety ratings and aren’t involved in a lot of collisions. However, there are some that are in more crashes than others.

Those deadly cars are the ones that you need to watch out for. There are dozens of vehicles that aren’t as safe for occupants, but the following three make the top of the list for being involved in deadly crashes.

What are some of the deadliest vehicles in America?

Looking at vehicles in the model years between 2013 and 2017, the Mitsubishi Mirage is the vehicle with the most fatal crashes. Second is the Chevrolet Corvette. Interestingly, the vehicle involved in the third greatest number of fatal crashes was the Honda Fit, a popular vehicle among small families.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that many of these vehicles that had high fatality rates also scored poorly during crash tests. That makes sense because a vehicle that isn’t capable of standing up to a crash test as well as another is more likely to end up damaged in a crash.

What can you do to avoid buying a car that doesn’t protect you in a crash?

If you are planning to buy a vehicle, it’s in your best interests to look into the crash test ratings and safety ratings the vehicle has received. Regardless of style, there are vehicles that have better safety features, which are what you should be looking for if you want to protect yourself and your family during a car crash.