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Security | 28.02.2014 - 22:45

The Six Most Unsafe Cars on the Market

It is always good to know which vehicles are the most dangerous, especially for those in the market for a new car.

When you are on the road, you want to be in the safest vehicle imaginable. In order to avoid driving in an unsafe vehicle, keep an eye out for safety ratings and crash report when shopping for a new car. Of the models released in the last few years, there are several you should definitely steer clear of, the following being the six most unsafe:

 

 

Cadillac Escalade EXT
The Escalade has long been known as one of the most crash-prone vehicles on the road, and the EXT model takes things to another level. The pickup bed in the back of the Escalade EXT enables drivers to haul heavy loads in the back, without taking into account the aerodynamic changes an empty bed requires to the front of the vehicle. The weight shift and drag this new model experiences make the EXT the least safe of a series that was already worryingly unsafe.

 

 

Toyota Scion tC
Most people think that Toyota vehicles are quite safe—in most cases they are right. However, the Scion tC is a notable exception to the overall safety of Toyotas. This vehicle is known for its horrible crash test results, abysmal overall safety rating, and frequency of crashes the Scion tC is involved in.

 

 

Mercedes S-Class
People all over the world dream of owning a Mercedes luxury sedan, but they should be careful what they wish for. The Mercedes S-Class is notorious for being involved in deadly accidents. This, report several accident attorneys, is primarily due to the fact that the 382-horsepower engine is far too powerful for most drivers to handle.

 

 

Chevy Cobalt
If there is one vehicle that car shoppers should run screaming from, it is the Chevy Cobalt. Both the coupe and the sedan models of the Cobalt are terribly unsafe. Unfortunately, there are millions of these vehicles on the road. If you see one while you are driving, be sure to give it a wide berth.

 

 

Dodge Charger
This is another case of a vehicle being much too powerful for the average driver to handle safely. This sports car has some of the most expensive insurance rates of any car on the road due to its poor safety record. The most popular vehicle for most local police forces in the US, the Charger is aggressively built, with sensitive handling and an engine with just too much push for most civilian drivers.

 

 

Pontiac G5
Unfortunately, the G5 is an extremely popular model. Built in likeness to the Chevy Cobalt, it performs with a similarly horrendous safety record, having a worryingly high rollover frequency for a car of its size.

It is always good to know which vehicles are the most dangerous, especially for those in the market for a new car. Always be sure to check safety ratings and statistics to see if the car you have in mind is potentially unsafe.

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