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(iseecars.com) – Occupant fatalities from car crashes are more likely to occur in some vehicles than others according to the latest iSeeCars study. In certain sports cars and small cars, they occur 2 to 4 times more often.

In Cincinnati, the car with the most occupant fatalities is the Kia Rio.

iSeeCars.com analyzed fatality and vehicle data to determine the vehicles with the highest fatal accident rates nationally and by metro area. Here are the deadliest cars in Cincinnati. (State data is also available upon request).

Cars with the Most Frequent Occupant Fatalities in Cincinnati, OH

Rank

Vehicle

Fatal Accident Rate (Cars per Billion Vehicle Miles)

1

Kia Rio

18.5

2

Ford Mustang

13.0

3

Buick Enclave

9.2

4

Chevrolet Impala

7.6

5

Hyundai Accent

7.1

Average for All Vehicles

2.6

Key Findings Included:

  • Subcompact cars and sports cars tie as the most represented vehicle categories with six vehicles each.

  • Common trends among vehicles with the highest fatal accident rates include a lack of safety features and poor performance in crash tests.

  • When specifically looking at passenger cars, the fatal accident rate is inversely proportional to vehicle size.

  • Categorically, SUVs have the lowest fatal accident rate.

  • Compact and subcompact SUVs account for nine of the 10 vehicles on the list of SUVs with the highest fatal accident rates.

The full study can be found here.