Vehicle crash safety and standards have improved dramatically in the past few decades. About 100 people a day die in vehicle accidents in the U.S., but the per-capita number of vehicle fatalities has dropped since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was formed in the early 1970s.
Occupant fatalities from car crashes occur almost twice as often in subcompact cars and sports cars compared to the average vehicle, according to a study by car research firm iSeeCars.com.
iSeeCars analyzed fatality data from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System of model year 2013-2017 cars and more than 25 million used cars from the same model years to see which vehicles are most often involved in fatal accidents. The data show that there are 14 models that are at least twice as likely as the average vehicle to be involved in a fatal accident.
Based on the iSeeCars study, these are the most dangerous cars, SUVs and light-duty pickup trucks most involved in fatal accidents.