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10 Car Models With The Most Speeding Tickets, Move Over Subaru WRX, You Just Got Passed By The BRZ

Subaru has two cars on the list of models with the most speeding tickets, and one is number one in the top ten. No, it's not the WRX. See how many tickets the Subaru BRZ has to take over the top spot now. 

Subaru and its two sports cars are consistently among the top ten brands and vehicles with the most speeding tickets, so I was surprised when I researched this year's worst offenders. 

Last year, the Subaru WRX was the car with the most speeding traffic citations in the U.S., and it often was. Check out my story here. 

Subaru is typically among the top five automakers with the most speeding tickets. This year, they are number four overall. You can read my report here.

Move Over, WRX, The BRZ Just Passed You

Insurify reports that Subaru has two cars on the list of models with the most speeding tickets in 2024, and one is number one in the top ten. But it's not the Subaru WRX. The surprise Subaru model with the most speeding traffic citations now is the Subaru BRZ. The two-door BRZ sport coupe has taken over the top spot.

Insurify says, "Drivers of the Subaru BRZ, a sports car, are the worst offenders when it comes to speeding. Nearly one-quarter have one or more speeding tickets on record."

That's a surprise to me because the BRZ is a fun sports car to drive, but it's no match for the WRX performance sports sedan in horsepower and torque. 

The WRX has a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine producing 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The BRZ has a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer engine producing 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. 

The BRZ is lighter but slower, from 0 to 60 mph than the WRX. The WRX has a top speed of 155 mph and a 0 to 60 mph time of 5 seconds. The BRZ has a top speed of 140 mph and a 0 to 60 mph time in 6 seconds.

The drivers of certain vehicles rack up more speeding violations than others.

The WRX and BRZ fall into two categories, which Insurify says are why they get the most speeding tickets. The WRX is turbocharged, and the BRZ is the most affordable sports car with the most value for the price.

Insurify says, "Sporty vehicles marketed as sleek, fun, and turbocharged unsurprisingly attract the fastest drivers. Motorists with the most speeding tickets also gravitate toward more affordable vehicles. Seven of the ten cars that made this list have an MSRP of less than $30,000, and three of those vehicles cost less than $20,000."

Insurify's data science team identified ten car models whose drivers seem likelier to rack up speeding tickets. The top car model (Subaru BRZ) has a 113% higher speeding ticket rate (17.7%) than the average across all models in their database (8.3%).

The 2024 Model Year Cars With The Most Speeding Tickets

  1. Subaru BRZ
  2. Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  3. Volkswagen GTI
  4. Chevrolet Cruze Limited
  5. Nissan 350Z
  6. Subaru WRX
  7. Scion tC
  8. Scion FR-S
  9. Chevrolet Malibu Limited (Tied)
  10. Toyota Yaris iA (Tied)

The number one ticketed model- the Subaru BRZ

  • Percentage of drivers with at least one speeding ticket: 23.9%
  • MSRP: $30,195
  • Horsepower: 228

"The Subaru BRZ boasts "plenty of acceleration for extra fun," according to the manufacturer's website. Those driving the sleek two-door sports car are clearly taking advantage of the vehicle's powerful 2.4-liter direct-injection engine. Nearly one-quarter of drivers report one or more speeding tickets on insurance applications," says Insurify.

Speeding Driver's Insurance Rates Go Up

Subaru BRZ drivers with a clean record have an average annual rate of $3,180 for full coverage, but drivers with a speeding ticket pay $3,540. The most-ticketed model (BRZ) had the highest average full-coverage insurance cost of the ten cars with the speediest drivers.

The number six most-ticketed model - the Subaru WRX

  • Percentage of drivers with at least one speeding ticket: 16.9%
  • MSRP: $32,735
  • Horsepower: 271

Insurify says, "Nearly 17% of Subaru WRX drivers have at least one speeding ticket on record. Fortunately for the car's lead-footed drivers, the WRX's 2015 to 2022 model years earned Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Notably, the 2023 and 2024 model years didn't get the IIHS recognition."

Even with a clean record, the Subaru WRX high-performance sports car costs 13% more to insure than the national average. Drivers with a speeding ticket face a steeper average rate of $3,360 per year for full coverage, or 31% more than the U.S. average without a ticket.

Which car model has the least number of speeding tickets?

According to Insurify, Tesla Model Y drivers have the lowest share of speeding tickets on record, at 2%. The Model Y has a speed assistance feature that warns drivers when they exceed a posted speed limit, which could be why it has the fewest speeding tickets. 

Move over Subaru WRX. The Subaru BRZ just passed you and is now the worst offender for getting the most speeding tickets. 

You don't have to tell us how many speeding tickets you've racked up, but why do you drive a WRX or BRZ? Click the red Add New Comment link below and let us know.

I am Denis Flierl, a top Torque News reporter since 2012. I’ve invested over 13 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role, working with every major car brand. I am an experienced Rocky Mountain Automotive Press member. You'll find my expert Subaru analysis here. Follow me on my X SubaruReportAll Subaru, WRXSTI, @DenisFlierlFacebook, and Instagram.

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James Gallogly (not verified)    May 30, 2024 - 8:38PM

It's hard to find new WRX and BRZ sports cars because Subaru builds so few. The high percentage that get tickets could be attributed to the low number sold, e.g., if 25 BRZs got tickets out of 100 sold, that's a simplistic 25%. I seriously doubt that 25,000 would get tickets if 100,000 were sold. Every other car on the list probably had higher sales but each one probably also had more with speeding tickets. But since there were more of them the percentage with tickets is smaller than the BRZ and WRX.

Very misleading, but loved by insurance companies. It allows them to raise premiums on everyone who owns the BRZ and WRX, instead of just the owners who got the tickets.

David Taylor (not verified)    June 1, 2024 - 6:36PM

In reply to by James Gallogly (not verified)

It would be interesting to see how the BRZ compares with its sibling, the GR86, which seems to attract the younger demographic buyer, due it's more aggressive looks and suspension tuning. As far as performance numbers of the 2nd gen BRZ and new WRX, a simple Google search shows that in reality the BRZ is faster to 60, and more telling, a faster quarter mile and speed. Yes, despite the horsepower difference, between the two cars, the WRX is considerably heavier, by 400 lbs, to the lightweight BRZ, and despite the initial launch advantage of the WRX all wheel drive, the extra weight and drivetrain loss also factors in. Check out U-drags on YouTube, they dragged both against each other multiple times, and the BRZ came out on top. The real horsepower of the BRZ is also likely very conservative, lots of independent dynos have the car putting down 230 HP at the wheels, so actually considerably more at the crank. Yes the WRX will be more tunable, due to turbos, but the 2nd gen twins are now legit pretty quick.