Every now and then, we hear horror stories about car owners whose vehicles turned out to be dangerous and even deadly. Either because of a flawed design or equipment failure, these vehicles put your life in danger.
In order to help car owners and consumers to have a better understanding of what kind of vehicles and what models may be more dangerous, 27/7 Wall St. looked at crashworthiness evaluation results published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, giving them access to information on how each model performed in the IIHS crash tests.
According to the review, cars considered safe tend to be larger. In a collision, larger cars tend to inflict the most damage while the smaller car tends to be on the receiving end of the impact.
Over the years, automakers have improved their designs. As new technology is developed, newer cars are fitted with additions and features that help to make us safer than we’ve ever been.
But even newer cars can be dangerous at times.
According to the research carried out by 27/7 Wall St., some of the most dangerous vehicles in America include the 2000 through 2005 Neon vehicles made by Dodge. The report shows that the recalled vehicles fared poorly in the crash tests. Some of the model’s vulnerabilities include the head restraints, seats, and the vehicle’s side.
The 1996 through 2005 Safari vehicles manufactured by GMC have also been added to the list of most dangerous vehicles in America. According to experts, these minivans expose drivers to serious leg injury risks.
Another vehicle listed as a dangerous model that has also been manufactured by GMC is the Sierra 1500 of the 2001 through 2006 year makes. The IIHS reports show that these vehicles have poor head restraint and seat ratings, and that its frontal crash impact safety is nothing to write home about either.
Other vehicles that have been featured in the least of most dangerous models include the 2006 through 2011 Hyundai Accent, the 2006 through 2009 Kia Rio, the 2000 through 2006 Mazda MPV, the 2000 through 2006 Nissan Sentra, the 1999 through 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, the 2002 through 2005 Saturn L-Series, the 2005 through 2008 Suzuki Forenza, and the 2003 through 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
For more on this list and why these vehicles may expose you to risks, follow this link.