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News Here are the Cars that Have the Most Accident-Prone Drivers

Here are the Cars that Have the Most Accident-Prone Drivers

The Scion FR-S is the car with the most accident-prone drivers

  • A study by Insurify reveals the cars whose drivers have had the most accidents in the past 7 years

  • Performance cars and hybrids dominate the list

  • Luxury vehicles have the safest drivers

Insurify, a website that allows Americans to compare insurance rates, looked at its database to determine which cars attract the most accident-prone drivers.

This study determines which cars are driven by people who have caused or have been involved in the most accidents in the last 7 years. This information is available to the company because drivers have to input the make and model of their vehicle as well as the number of accidents, they have caused in the last 7 years in order to get a quote on Insurify’s website.

2022 Kia Stinger | Photo: Kia

Unsurprisingly, the top 4 positions are occupied by relatively affordable performance cars, whose drivers tend to be more aggressive and impulsive behind the wheel, but a more surprising discovery is that the bottom 3 places are reserved to hybrid vehicles, which generally attract older and more sensible drivers.

The national average of owners with a previous at-fault accident on record in the United States for a vehicle is 10.78%.

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2021 Subaru WRX STI | Photo: Subaru

In first place is the Scion FR-S, with 15.87% of owners who have caused at least one accident in the previous 7 years.

The Kia Stinger follows, with 15.75%, the Subaru WRX is next, with 15,44%. Fourth place was attributed to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, at 15.29%. In fifth is the Subaru Impreza, with 15.10%, sixth is the Infiniti Q60 with 14.93%, seventh is the Mazda CX-3 (14.90%), eight is the Toyota Prius V (14.72%), ninth is the Lexus CT (14.57%) and last is the Hyundai Ioniq, with 14.45%.

A note on the Lexus CT, this small hybrid hatchback is also the car whose drivers are involved in the most no-fault accidents in the US, with a rate of 11.62%, which is 69% more than the national average.

On the other hand, the vehicles that attract the safest drivers are luxury cars, even those from brands that have built their reputation on driving dynamics and performance, such as BMW and Audi, despite what many believe. When combined, drivers of the Audi A4, Tesla Model Y, Lincoln Navigator and the Porsche 911 are involved in at-fault accidents at a rate that is 38% less than the national average.

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2021 Audi A4 | Photo: Audi

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