Study Reveals Cars And Trucks Mostly Likely To Kill You

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which looked at large-sales volume vehicles between the 2008 and 2011 model years, indicates that small, cheap cars are the most risky in a serious accident.

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A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which looked at large-sales volume vehicles between the 2008 and 2011 model years, indicates that small, cheap cars are the most risky in a serious accident.

In a USA TODAY article, IIHS spokesman Russ Rader clarifies that cost wasn't a big factor. "The highest death rates are in the smallest, lightest vehicles," he says, once again showing that greater mass makes a difference in the physics of a crash. "It's Packaging 101: If the occupant compartment stays intact, the seat belts and air bags can do their jobs."

The study found that the four-door versions of Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent had the highest rates of driver deaths per 1 million registered vehicles. For the Rio, for instance, it was 149 deaths per 1 million over the 3 year study period.

Take a look at this report from CBS News on the IIHS safety test:

Here's the list of models with the highest death rates. Numbers represent driver deaths per 1 million over the years studied, from 2009 to 2012:

1. Kia Rio four-door, 149

2. Nissan Versa, 130

3. Hyundai Accent four-door, 120

4. Chevrolet Aveo, 99

5. Hyundai Accent two-door, 86

6. Chevrolet Camaro, 80

7. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew, 79

8. Honda Civic two-door, 76

9. Nissan Versa hatchback, 71

10. Ford Focus, 70


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