This Is the Deadliest Car in the U.S., According to Data

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Each year, more than 33,000 people in the U.S. die in a car accident, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System. In fact, car crashes are a leading cause of death in the country for people aged 1 to 54, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. It's clear that no matter what kind of car you drive, it's important to stay alert behind the wheel, whether you're just running a quick errand or going on a long road trip. But research does show that there are certain cars that tend to be involved in more deadly crashes than others.

A recent 2021 study by ValuePenguin Insurance looked at car crash data from the NHTSA to determine which car models were most often involved in fatal accidents. The data was recorded from 2013 to 2018, and it showed that one popular vehicle was involved in nearly 11,000 deadly accidents during the five-year period, far more than any other car. Wondering how trustworthy your truck, sedan, or SUV is, and which car is the deadliest of them all? Read on.

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25Jeep Wrangler

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,513

Cars sold in 2018: 240,032

   
24Honda CR-V

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,526

Cars sold in 2018: 379,013

   
23Ford Fusion

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,550

Cars sold in 2018: 173,600

   
22Nissan Sentra

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,561

Cars sold in 2018: 213,046

   
21Ford Escape

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,700

Cars sold in 2018: 272,228

   
20Toyota Tacoma

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,763

Cars sold in 2018: 245,659

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19Chevrolet GMT400

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,851

Cars sold in 2018: N/A. This car was no longer being manufactured during the study period.

   
18Ford Taurus

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,913

Cars sold in 2018: 40,341

   
17Ford Mustang

Total fatal crashes over five years: 1,963

Cars sold in 2018: 75,842

   
16Chevrolet Tahoe

Total fatal crashes over five years: 2,113

Cars sold in 2018: 104,152

   
15Ford Focus

Total fatal crashes over five years: 2,256

Cars sold in 2018: 114,045

   
14Jeep Grand Cherokee

Total fatal crashes over five years: 2,304

Cars sold in 2018: 224,908

   
13Chevrolet Malibu

Total fatal crashes over five years: 2,345

Cars sold in 2018: 144,542

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12Ford Ranger

Total fatal crashes over five years: 2,476

Cars sold in 2018: N/A. This car was no longer being manufactured during the study period.

   
11Chevrolet Impala

Total fatal crashes over five years: 2,804

Cars sold in 2018: 56,556

   
10GMC Sierra

Total fatal crashes over five years: 3,245

Cars sold in 2018: 219,554

   
9Nissan Altima

Total fatal crashes over five years: 3,267

Cars sold in 2018: 209,146

   
8Ford Explorer

Total fatal crashes over five years: 3,332

Cars sold in 2018: 261,571

   
7Toyota Corolla

Total fatal crashes over five years: 3,430

Cars sold in 2018: 303,732

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6Honda Civic

Total fatal crashes over five years: 4,397

Cars sold in 2018: 325,760

   
5Toyota Camry

Total fatal crashes over five years: 4,734

Cars sold in 2018: 536,980

   
4Honda Accord

Total fatal crashes over five years: 5,079

Cars sold in 2018: 343,439

   
3Ram Pickup

Total fatal crashes over five years: 5,897

Cars sold in 2018: 291,071

   
2Chevrolet Silverado

Total fatal crashes over five years: 7,718

Cars sold in 2018: 585,581

   
1Ford F-Series

Total fatal crashes over five years: 10,845

Cars sold in 2018: 909,330

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