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Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 29, 2020 04:03PM
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Death rates are per million registered vehicle years, as indicated.
Cars: 48
Minivans: 22
SUVs: 25
Pickup trucks: 29

The Ford Fiesta had the highest overall number of deaths per million registered vehicle years, with 141, according to the IIHS. The Hyundai Accent and Chevrolet Sonic followed closely behind, with 116 and 98 deaths per million registered vehicle years. Overall, the category of mini cars (which includes the Fiesta and Accent), had an average rate of 108 deaths per million vehicle years. The category of small cars (which includes the Sonic) had a rate of 62 deaths per million vehicle years.

Nine of the 20 vehicles with the lowest death rates were classified as luxury SUVs, including the QX60, Evoque, NX, and Cayenne. Two large GM SUVs made the top 20—the GMC Yukon XL 1500 and Chevrolet Suburban 1500. So did two minivans, the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. All of the 20 best-rated vehicles had nine or fewer deaths per million registered vehicle years.




Lowest Rates of Driver Deaths
Rankings are based on the least number of driver deaths per million registered vehicle years, as indicated.

GMC Yukon XL: 0

Infiniti QX60: 0

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: 0

Lexus NX 200t: 0

Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 0

Porsche Cayenne: 0

Volkswagen Golf: 0

Lexus GX: 3

Subaru Outback: 3

Acura RDX: 4




Highest Rates of Driver Deaths
Rankings are based on the highest number of driver deaths per million registered vehicle years, as indicated, starting with the model with the highest death rate.

Ford Fiesta: 141

Hyundai Accent: 116

Chevrolet Sonic: 98

Nissan Versa Note: 96

Fiat 500: 95

Hyundai Elantra: 89

Kia Forte: 89

Nissan Versa: 88

Kia Rio: 87

Ford Mustang GT: 81




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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 29, 2020 04:07PM
While physics seems to dominate that list, the fact that the Mustang averages 27 times the death rate as the Outback also shows that there's a lot to do with driver behavior.
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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 29, 2020 04:32PM
Sure. You look at all the "dangerous" cars, they are small and cheap, indicating younger less experienced drivers might be a HUGE factor.

or Lyft/Uber drivers.



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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: srf1957
Date: May 29, 2020 05:12PM
Is there a million GMC Yukons registered . You will have more accidents. with 10 million of one type than with 500k just because there around to have accidents .
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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: hal
Date: May 29, 2020 05:17PM
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Death rates are per million registered vehicle years, as indicated.
Cars: 48
Minivans: 22
SUVs: 25
Pickup trucks: 29


I can explain this... teenagers...

Teens wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan... the SUV and Pickup belongs to mom and Dad and NO WAY do they let the kid drive their vehicle. That leaves cars...

'Honey, we need a cheap car for the kid'

'Ok, what's the cheapest car out there?'
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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: May 29, 2020 05:31PM
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Death rates are per million registered vehicle years, as indicated.
Cars: 48
Minivans: 22
SUVs: 25
Pickup trucks: 29


I can explain this... teenagers...

Teens wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan... the SUV and Pickup belongs to mom and Dad and NO WAY do they let the kid drive their vehicle. That leaves cars...

'Honey, we need a cheap car for the kid'

'Ok, what's the cheapest car out there?'

There is that, but in very small cars where things are packed in pretty tightly to fit within a given footprint crush space is at a minimum. Or, as a wise man once put it back in the 1970s "You have a wreck in a Cadillac, it happens 'out there' somewhere. You have a wreck in a Toyota, it happens right in your face!".



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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 29, 2020 06:27PM
....Fiesta.......or....famine.......??



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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 29, 2020 08:50PM
How does VW 0 end up at zero.



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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: tenders
Date: May 30, 2020 07:47AM
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srf1957
Is there a million GMC Yukons registered . You will have more accidents. with 10 million of one type than with 500k just because there around to have accidents .

This was adjusted for in the study - "deaths per million vehicle-years," not absolute number of fatalities.
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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: Billybob
Date: May 30, 2020 08:10AM
I think physics explains a lot. I just went from a Chevy Impala--a very big car--to a Kia Telluride, which is a mid-size SUV. My auto-insurance dropped by 20-30%. The Kia is tricked out with all the latest, greatest, Safety equipment, but the Impala was no slouch in that category. It's pretty clear that bigger vehicle with the better sight lines is safer.

As for minivans being the safest, there's no such thing as a "mini" minivan (maybe the Mazda 5 might be considered a compact minivan), whereas there are compact and even subcompact SUVs. Years ago, we owned the first Honda Odyssey, which was an extremely compact minivan. I'd loved that vehicle, and would have kept it for many years if it hadn't been involved an accident while parked.

It is a bit of an arms race. If everyone drove small cars, the death rate in small cars would be much lower. However, Everyone is driving bigger vehicles. Looking around the parking lot at work, only one out of six vehicles was a car. You actually add risk by driving smaller vehicles.
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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 30, 2020 09:05AM
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mattkime
How does VW 0 end up at zero.

The Golf is a freakin’ awesome car.
Upon impact, it becomes one giant all-encompassing airbag, and absorbs the crash by non-passenger areas crumpling like a soft drink can.
Even the Jetta’s good - I’ve had a friend’s family members walk away without significant injury after an accident that left the car looking unrecognizable as such.
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Re: Consumer Reports: Ford Fiesta highest number of deaths per million, SUV& trucks have less than cars but more than minivans
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 30, 2020 02:43PM
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tenders
This was adjusted for in the study - "deaths per million vehicle-years," not absolute number of fatalities.

I don't want to drive a vehicle quite that old. smiley-laughing001

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Billybob
As for minivans being the safest, there's no such thing as a "mini" minivan (maybe the Mazda 5 might be considered a compact minivan), whereas there are compact and even subcompact SUVs.

The Chevy Trax and its twin the Buick Encore are SUVs but they are microscopic compared to most everything else. They're basically compact cars that sit high up.



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