Used car shoppers have a lot to consider. To get started, we recommend checking out the list of the most reliable vehicles to see which models worked out well for their owners. Even three or four years after a new model rolls off the lot, testing agencies like Consumer Reports can reliably predict how it will perform in real-world driving.
Then there is the list of used cars and trucks to avoid. If the vehicle had trouble with transmission or electrical equipment, there will be evidence on the record. We also recommend taking a look at the vehicle’s safety record. Every four years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) publishes the statistics on car crashes so you can see which models claimed the most driver deaths in America (and which claimed none).
The IIHS data published in May 2017 reveals there are still a number of scary vehicles out there. Here are the 25 deadliest cars and trucks on the road today. Statistics cover traffic accidents from 2011-15.
25. Subaru Impreza
While Subaru Impreza received the Top Safety Pick+ designation from 2015 through 2017, earlier models did not offer front crash prevention systems. That may have contributed to the Impreza breaking the top 25 in driver fatalities for 2014, though there are other factors (including driver error) to consider. IIHS data showed 54 deaths per million registrations for drivers of this four-wheel drive sedan, with about 90% resulting from single-vehicle crashes.