Drivers of These Cars Are Most Likely to Have Accidents

August 15, 2019 Cars By
Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here. compiled data on cars that get into the most traffic accidents. The national average was 13.64 percent of vehicles being involved in at least one previous accident. Some cars exceeded that average by a significant margin. We’re not saying drivers of these cars are likely to hit you, but you may want to give them a wide berth just in case.

Subaru Crosstrek (25.81%)

Subaru sells a full range of SUVs. The Crosstrek is the hip, affordable one that is targeted at millennials. Millennials, as the current young drivers, engage in riskier behavior behind the wheel than their wisened elders. Thus, a lot of riskier drivers are driving Crosstreks.

Honda HR-V (25.7%)


Car and Driver described the HR-V as “completely sufficient, wholly average and inoffensive.” That about sums it up. This is a small, affordable car, which could be enticing to young drivers. One thing worth noting is that Honda Sensing safety technology does not come standard until the third-tier EX trim.

Hyundai Elantra GT (25.58%)


The Elantra GT is the more aggressive hatchback version of the Hyundai Elantra. Though, per Car and Driver, it “promises a bit more sportiness than it can deliver.”

Infiniti Q50 (25.4%)


The Infiniti Q50 is the priciest car in the top five. It’s hard to find one distinctive factor about it beyond the fact you can level up the twin-turbocharged V6 to 400 hp with the top-tier Red Sport 400 edition.

Subaru WRX (24.9%)


WRX drivers ranked No.1 for most speeding tickets. It’s no surprise there would be a strong correlation between exceeding the speed limit and getting into an accident.

Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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