If a small vehicle is involved in a car accident with a larger vehicle, the driver of the smaller vehicle is more likely to suffer a fatality. A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has identified some of the smallest cars on the road as having the highest driver fatality rates.
The IIHS analyzed fatal crash data obtained by the federal government between 2012 and 2015. They studied only those vehicles where there were at least 100,000 registered over that four-year period, which meant that some models had to be left out. Regardless, they came up with a rating for 208 models.
Two mini cars, the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio, had the worst driver fatality rates. The IIHS also reported that there were 11 larger models during the same year where no drivers suffered fatalities, including the Jeep Cherokee, Mazda CX-9, Mercedes Benz M-Class, Lexus CT 200h, Audi A6, and BMW535.
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