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Surprisingly, This Is America's Most Accident-Prone Car

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That doesn't mean it isn't safe, mind you.

Accidents are an unfortunate reality of driving. Based on best estimates, there are somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 car accidents in the US each day. That means there's a big pool of data from which to glean relevant information. Recently we covered a study by Insurify on the most speeding-ticketed cars in the USA, and it was topped by a Subaru.

Well, Insurify has gone deep into the data again and come up with a list of cars most often involved in at-fault accidents. And at the top of that list is another Subaru.

To generate the list, Insurify started with the base percentage number of 3.64 percent models being on the road that have had at least one prior accident. That number is based on 1.6 million car-insurance quotes, and from there the company has gone on to work out the ten models with the highest shares of drivers with an accident.

Top of that list with 25.81% is a car being marketed hard for its level of safety, the Subaru Crosstrek. While we could understand people predicting Subaru's (Impreza) WRX would top the list of cars with the most speeding ticket, we doubt anyone would predict the Crosstrek being the one with the most accident-prone owners.

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Following hot on the heels of the Crosstrek is the Honda HR-V at 25.7%, then something a little sportier in the form of the Hyundai Elantra GT at 25.58%. After that, the list goes from highest to lowest with the Infiniti Q50, Subaru WRX, Mazda3, Acura ILX, Lexus CT, Chevrolet Trax, and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. (Model years aren't broken down in the results.)

The almost negligible difference between the percentages of the cars topping the list suggests the car isn't at fault, but cynics might point out that when people feel like they're driving a safe car, they might drive their car less carefully. We'll leave that question for the comments.

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