The Subaru WRX and WRX STI sports cars are making headlines again. The performance models are on the ten car models with the most DUIs list. Insurify released the list yesterday, and the Subaru WRX and STI have 30 in every 1,000 drivers reporting one or more DUIs on their record. The Subaru WRX and STI have the nation's sixth-highest DUI rate.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly one in five people killed in alcohol-related accidents involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) under the legal limit of 0.08. So driving with a lower BAC can also be deadly.
What's up with Subaru WRX and WRX STI drivers? In other Insurify studies, WRX and STI drivers make several other top-10 lists. The performance cars are also car models with the most speeding tickets, the fourth-rudest drivers, and the third-most accident-prone car model.
The ten car models with the most DUIs
From the cars with the most DUIs, here is the list compiled by Insurify, and trucks have six models on the list. The RAM 2500 has the most drivers with a DUI citation. The next car is another pickup, the Chevrolet S-10. Next on the list are the BMW 4-Series, Audi A4, Dodge Dakota, Subaru WRX and WRX STI, BMW 7-Series, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra.
What are the cars with the lowest DUIs?
According to Insurify, the top three cars with the least DUIs are the Toyota RAV4 compact SUV, the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, and the Toyota Sienna minivan.
Insurify doesn't tell us which WRX model years have the most DUIs, and they don't split out the WRX from the STI. The sport-tuned 2021 Subaru WRX is the milder model with 268 horsepower, and the 2021 Subaru WRX STI comes with 310 horsepower. You won't find many older models that haven't been modified and have much more horsepower.
The 2021 Subaru WRX and 2021 Subaru WRX STI are the last models before the sports cars get a complete redesign. Reports say the performance sedans will get more horsepower for the 2022 model change. We will check back next year to see if the two sports cars move up on the most DUIs rankings.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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