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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

These 7 Cars Had the Most Deadly Accidents Last Year -- and the Year Before

These 7 Cars Had the Most Deadly Accidents Last Year -- and the Year Before
Sales of small cars have increased by a record 49.9 percent over the past year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Almost 20 percent of all new vehicles purchased now by Americans are small cars. They are buying them for a lot of reasons, but safety is not one of them.

Advantages/disadvantages of small cars

Americans are buying small cars for economical reasons. They are cheaper, better on gas, and overall more cost-effective. But a recent study shows that the smallest, cheapest cars also post the greatest risk in a serious accident. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on 2008-2011 small car models found these 7 cars to be the highest in rates of driver deaths per 1 million registered vehicles.

1. Kia Rio four-door - 149

2. Nissan Versa - 130

3. Hyundai Accent four-door - 120

4. Chevrolet Aveo - 99

5. Hyundai Accent two-door - 86

6. Chevrolet Camaro - 80

7. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew - 79

Small may be the new big in America when it comes to cars, but consumers need to know the risk they can be taking when purchasing a small car and ask themselves if it's worth the risk.

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