What are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Vehicles?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has issued a new report on the 10 vehicles with highest ‘death’ rates in an accident per 1,000,000 registered vehicles.

Although the chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than one-third in three years, the gap between the safest and riskiest models remains wide, according to a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Among 2011 models—the most recent year included in the study—three cars have death rates of more than 100 per million registered vehicles, while a record nine vehicles have driver death rates of zero.

IIHS researchers attribute much of the continuing decline in fatality risk to improved vehicle designs and safety technology. Among the 2011 models, there were 28 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years through the 2012 calendar year, down from 48 for 2008 models through calendar year 2009. IIHS defines a registered vehicle year as one vehicle registered for one year.

#10 – Ford Focus – four door – 70 driver deaths
#9 – Nissan Versa Hatchback – four door – 71 driver deaths
#8 – Honda Civic – two door – 76 driver deaths
#7 – Chevrolet Silverado – 1500 Crewcab 4 wheel drive – 79 driver deaths
#6 – Chevrolet Camaro Coupe – 80 driver deaths
#5 – Hyundai Accent – 2 door minicar – 86 driver deaths
#4 – Chevrolet Aveo – four door minicar – 99 driver deaths
#3- Hyundai Accent – four door minicar – 120 driver deaths
#2 – Nissan Versa – four door sedan – 130 driver deaths
#1 – Kia Rio – four door minicar – 149 driver deaths