Across the U.S. in 2022, Insurify says about 9.25 percent of Americans have an at-fault motor-vehicle crash, from a fender bender to a serious incident, on their driving record. They have identified which car brands and models have the most at-fault accidents, and Subaru dropped its number one ranking from 2021, and it's now number two. One Subaru model is the worst offender, and the one Subaru SUV has the most careful drivers.
The top five automotive brands with the most accidents in 2022 are RAM, with 17 percent more accidents than average, followed by Subaru (16 percent more), Volkswagen (13 percent), Mazda (12 percent), and Hyundai (11 percent).
Which Subaru model has the most accidents?
It's no surprise, but Subaru drivers of the WRX and WRX STI are the worst offenders. According to Insurify, 13.17 out of 100 Subaru WRX and STI drivers report an at-fault accident on their record. It's because performance enthusiasts with a passion for speed drive the models. Overall, 10.75 percent of Subaru drivers have an at-fault accident on record.
What Subaru SUV has the most careful drivers?
Subaru Ascent owners are the best-behaved behind the wheel. Insurify says 8.10 out of 100 drivers are reporting an at-fault accident on their record. Subaru Ascent drivers have an at-fault accident rate 12 percent less often than the average American driver.
Insurify says, "According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Subarus are some of the safest vehicles on the road, which is especially important since Subaru drivers cause traffic accidents at the second-highest rate in the nation." The data represents statistical trends in Insurify's analysis of over 4.6 million car insurance applications.
Subaru drops the label as the number one car brand with drivers with the most at-fault accidents, but it's a close second. It's not Forester, Outback, or Crosstrek drivers with the most accidents; it's WRX and STI owners. Subaru Ascent 3-Row family hauler owners are among the safest drivers.
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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