5 Car Brands With The Most At-Fault Accidents - Subaru Is Now Number One
Across the U.S, Insurify says about 11 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 is now number one.
Is it Subaru Forester, Outback, or Crosstrek drivers that are the worst offenders? See which Subaru models are the worst offenders and the one car with the most careful drivers.
The top five automotive brands with the most accidents are Subaru, with 16 percent more accidents than average, followed by Volkswagen (14 percent more), Hyundai (12 percent), Mazda (11 percent), and RAM (10 percent).
WRX and STI drivers have an accident rate 48 percent above average, making it one of the ten most accident-prone models of any brand in the country. It's because performance enthusiasts with a passion for speed drive the models.
In other research from Insurify, data reveals the Subaru WRX and STI performance cars have the highest speeding ticket rate of any U.S. car model.
Who are the most careful Subaru drivers? Subaru Tribeca owners with 8.16 out of 100 drivers reporting an at-fault accident on their record. Tribeca drivers cause accidents at a rate 26 percent lower than the national average. Subaru discontinued the Tribeca because it was too small for families and introduced the Ascent 3-Row SUV in 2019 to take its place.
In an earlier study this year, Insurify said the Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru WRX and WRX STI, and Subaru Impreza are among the top five cars with the most at-fault accidents. The three models are purchased by a younger demographic with active lifestyles and are likely to take more risks than other drivers.
Many Subaru Crosstrek owners take risks mountain biking, mountain climbing, and kayaking. It isn't easy to separate from the excitement of the sport while driving to and from the adventure. But it's surprising the Crosstrek is involved in more at-fault accidents than the WRX and STI, which are bred for speed.
Subaru now gets the label as the number one car brand with drivers with the most at-fault accidents. It's not Forester or Outback drivers with the most accidents; it's WRX, STI, and Crosstrek drivers who take the most risks.
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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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