Subaru is known for its sports cars, and they are getting a reputation as the automaker with a dark side that I wrote about recently. A new study from Insurify Insights reveals the ten car models with the most speeding tickets. Subaru is the automaker with the most models on the list. Subaru now has three models with the most speeding traffic citations.
I cover the models with the most speeding tickets yearly; the first is not a surprise. The Subaru WRX performance sports car is the number one model with the most speeding tickets in the U.S. again and makes it the third year in a row. The BRZ sport coupe is fifth and makes the list for the first time, and the Subaru Impreza compact car is ninth.
The Car Models with the Most Speeding Tickets in 2021
- Subaru WRX
- Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- Kia Stinger
- Subaru BRZ
- Scion FR-S
- GMC C1500
- Volkswagen GTI
- Subaru Impreza
- Hyundai Veloster
Insurify says, “Subarus are repeat speeders. With three models in this year’s rankings, Subaru has the most vehicles in the top ten, with the most speeding-ticket-prone drivers. This may come as a surprise, given Subaru’s reputation as a no-frills, safety-first brand.”
“The three Subaru models on the list are indeed more highly rated for safety than other vehicles on the market, receiving 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA. Yet even with more protective features, drivers of these vehicles operate with a wanton disregard for speeding laws at higher-than-average rates.”
Insurify says across the 393 car models surveyed, an average of 9.59 percent of drivers have a speeding violation on record. Among the ten models with the highest speeding rates, the average share of drivers with a speeding ticket on record is 16.14 percent, a whopping 40 percent greater than the national average.
The Subaru WRX is the number one worst offender.
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Coming in at number one for the third year in a row, the Subaru WRX has the most speeding violations of any vehicle in the nation. WRX drivers get 49 percent more speeding tickets than the average American driver, making their violation rate the highest in the country.
The BRZ is now the fifth worst offender.
The Subaru BRZ sport coupe is fifth in the nation in speeding-prone drivers. With a speeding ticket rate 41 percent greater than the national average, drivers of the sporty two-door coupe “could certainly use a lesson in pumping the brakes,” says Insurify. “The BRZ is a sports car for drivers who prioritize performance above much else, which their speedy driving behaviors certainly reflect.”
The Subaru Impreza ranks as the ninth worst offender.
In the Subaru Impreza compact car, “drivers’ speeding habits command a large presence on the roads.” Impreza drivers have a speeding ticket rate 36 percent greater than the national average, putting them ninth in the rankings of car models with the speediest drivers.
Insurify points out that the Subaru WRX, BRZ, and Impreza are more highly rated for safety than other vehicles on the market, receiving 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA and the highest scores from the IIHS. “Yet even with more protective features, drivers of these vehicles operate with a wanton disregard for speeding laws at higher-than-average rates,“ says Insurify.
Subaru makes affordable sports cars and attracts younger drivers to the brand. Subaru vehicles are fun to drive, and owners of the Subaru WRX, BRZ, and Impreza are more apt to test the limits of their performance-enhanced cars “as they are more likely to disregard the rules of the road and exceed speed limits at unprecedented rates.”
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