Every few years, we get reports on the cars and trucks that proved deadliest for drivers on U.S. roads. Running down the list can be a gruesome exercise, but it is valuable information for consumers on the market for a used car with a solid safety record.
The good news is we also get IIHS data on which cars had a perfect record when it came to driver deaths. In past reports, vehicles like Toyota Sienna, Mercedes E-Class sedan, and Ford Edge had no one die at the wheel over a four-year stretch — quite a feat given the numbers of traffic fatalities on American roads every year.
When you hunt for the safest vehicles in a segment, this information might tip your decision to (or from) another model in the running. According to numbers released in 2017, more cars and SUVs had perfect records protecting drivers’ lives than ever before. Here are the 10 vehicles with spotless safety records between 2012 and 2015.