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Most Dangerous Vehicles of 2010

Mon, 03/15/2010
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has released their most dangerous automobiles for 2010 with respect to crash tests. According to the institute, smaller cars and lower level sedans are especially at risk. Bigger cars, because of the mass involved, obviously fair better in a crash, but also are more likely to roll.
The test results explain why the Chevrolet Aveo and Chrysler PT Cruiser, both inexpensive and smaller cars, have the worst crash test data. They join the Cadillac STS and Mercury Grand Marquis as some of the most dangerous for 2010. It is important to note that all of the cars on the list meet federal safety standards and they’re all much safer than anything on the road even 15 years ago. Also of importance according the institute is that other than the Cadillac STS, no luxury cars appear on the list because typically those are fitted with the highest end of technology.
The institute recommends buying mid-size cars to encompass all the buyer’s needs. While they have a little less powerful engine, they offer close to the gas mileage as a smaller vehicle does while still providing adequate space and good safety ratings.
Most dangerous automobile for 2010:

Jeep Wrangler 4 door
Jeep Wrangler 2 door
Nissan Titan
Chevy Aveo
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Mitsubishi Galant
Mercury Grand Marquis
Cadillac STS