Study Finds Car Crash Deaths Occur Most Often in the Cadillac CTS

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( — June 28, 2019) — conducted a study on occupant fatalities and car crashes. The study found that the Cadillac CTS had 12.7 billion deaths per billion vehicle miles in Detroit. The study’s second most deadly vehicle was the Ford Fiesta, with 8.8 deaths per billion miles followed by the GMC Terrain, with 6.6 deaths per billion miles.

The Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang came in fourth and fifth respectively, with 6.4 and 5.8 deaths per billion miles respectively.

SUVs have the lowest number of fatalities among all vehicles, while sports cars and subcompact cars have the highest rate of fatalities.

Lack of safety features and poor performance in crash tests were also common among vehicles with the highest level of fatalities. The study found that subcompact and compact SUVs caused 90% of the SUV deaths.

Kia vehicles, including the Kia Sportage, Kia Soul and Kia Forte, were listed as the number one carmaker leading to fatal accidents in several states. Chevrolet also has several vehicles that led to deadly car accidents, including the Corvette, Spark and Sonic.

Light-duty pickup trucks that were involved in the most accidents include the Nissan Frontier, which led to 3.9 deaths per billion miles. The RAM Pickup 1500 had 2.6 deaths per billion miles followed by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 2.5 deaths per billion miles. The remaining two vehicles that all had 2.3 deaths per billion miles were the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Titan.

The Kia Sportage was the deadliest SUV, leading to 3.8 deaths per billion miles followed by the Jeep Wrangler with 3.6 deaths per billion miles.

The Mitsubishi Mirage was the deadliest car on the list, leading to 10.2 deaths per billion miles followed by the Corvette with 9.8 deaths.

Sports cars are among the deadliest autos with a focus on speed and performance. The study claims that it’s no surprise that sports vehicles would be deadlier than SUVs. Improvement in survival rate increases with the size of the vehicle.

Buyers are encouraged to look for vehicles with state-of-the-art safety features and optimal crash tests to ensure their safety.

The risk of dying in car accidents has declined with enhanced safety features and tests. Experts suggest that people have a higher risk of dying from opioids than car accidents. Heart disease and cancer remain the leading causes of death in the United States. The probability of dying from an opioid overdose in 1 out of 96 people, while 1 out of 103 people in an automobile crash will die.